Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Visiting speaker today - Beatriz Calvo-Merino

Date and time: Wednesday, Feb 11, 4:00pm, room VG02.

Title: “Cognitive embodiment: How your own body shapes perception"

Cognitive neuroscience and philosophy have attributed a special role to our own body and actions during visual perception. This phenomenon is called embodiment. In this talk, I will present different properties of embodiment (at the neural and cognitive levels) in a series of studies that explore (a) the impact of physical/motor expertise (e.g. dancers) in actions observation and action understanding, (b) the role of our own body in the recognition and memory of emotion and actions, (c) and the impact of embodiment on very specifically human ways of seeing (e.g. aesthetic perception).

You can see an interview about the neuroaesthetics of dance here:

You can see her academic website here:

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