Neural and cognitive mechanisms of face-to-face social interaction

Department of Psychology

Talk by Professor Antonia Hamilton, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL.

Where: 1st June, 15:00, the Department of Psychology's canteen (meeting room 03.2.M202). 

Face-to-face interaction is central to our communication and social relationships but traditional cognitive research has not explored the mechanisms that support this behaviour.  This talk will examine how and why we should study face-to-face interaction.  I will share examples of how behaviour changes as we move from solo to interactive contexts in terms of eye gaze, imitation and brain activity patterns.  I will describe how new methods allow us to capture aspects of natural interactions and the type of theories we may need to make sense of these rich dynamic datasets.

The talk is open to all.