Our main focus is on how we understand and react to other human beings and how our brains evolved to handle the computations underlying this social intelligence. This includes how our brains recognize other minds from form (faces) and how accepting we are of approximation and distortion (e.g., humanoid robots). (See: Animacy & Mind)
We also investigate how information about other minds is conveyed dynamically, in music and movement. Our working hypothesis is that music and movement employ the same dynamic features to produce the same conceptual effects. (See: Music & Movement)
In addition to our two primary lines of research, we are currently collaborating on two projects examining free will and morality (See: Other Interests).
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