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Departmental Colloquium - Liuba Papeo, CNRS Lyon

Liuba Papeo Cognitive Neuroscientist
Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The CEU Department of Cognitive Science and the Language Comprehension Lab invite you to the following talk by:

Liuba Papeo, CNRS Lyon, France

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Time4 pm (to 5:30 pm) CET

Venue: D001 (QS Vienna)

Chair: Agnes Kovacs and Eva Wittenberg

Seeing social beings

“Social cognition” refers to a set of high-level processes for understanding and behaving in the social world, which take place in the “social brain” across the association cortex in the temporoparietal cortex, medial prefrontal cortex, and amygdala. However, a growing body of evidence, using the visual system as a model, points to a closer and more integrated relationship between social cognition and basic perceptual mechanisms than previously appreciated. I will present behavioral and neuroimaging research showing that a principle for the organization of information in visual perception (and in visual cortex) is the social-nonsocial distinction, which reveals itself early in the behavior of humans –as well as other socially gregarious species such as monkeys and chicks.