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Simulation of another person's behaviour: Effects on object and person attributes Seminar

School of Psychology
Time:
16:00 - 17:30
Date:
14 October 2010
Venue:
School of Psychology, Room 3095, Shackleton Building (Building 44), University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this seminar, please telephone Barbara Seiter on +44 (0) 23 8059 5578 or email b.seiter@southampton.ac.uk .

Event details

There is increasing evidence that when we observe the actions of other people, we covertly simulate them.

Such simulation of another persons' body state aids our understanding of them. That is, we better understand their current behaviour and emotions and are better able to predict their future actions. Experiments will be described which have investigated how observation of another person's actions, such as their eye or body movements, influences our judgments of them, and of objects with which they have interacted.

Tea will be served beforehand at 15:45 in room 3096 (iZone room).

Speaker information

Professor Stephen Tipper, School of Psychology, University of Bangor. Professor Tipper's interests include attention, embodiment, mirror systems, motor control and social cognition.

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