Psychology Colloquium: Associate Professor Richard Ramsey (Department of Psychology – Macquarie University)
Associate Professor Richard Ramsey
Department of Psychology – Macquarie University
Title: Perceiving and Interacting with Social Agents: Insights from Brain and Behaviour
Abstract: The ability to perceive and interact with others typically occurs in an effortless manner, but is underpinned by complex cognitive and neural processes. In this talk, I review recent evidence from behavioural and brain imaging studies that uncover deeper insight into social cognition and brain function. Using examples from person perception and theory-of-mind paradigms, as well as work investigating individual differences and loneliness, I highlight the importance of considering distributed and connected brain circuits when aiming to understand how we perceive and interact with others in a social world.