Title: Social Robots for Facilitating Self-Disclosure in Mental Health Interventions: Challenges & Opportunities
Speaker: PROFESSOR EMILY CROSS
Time: August 21, 2022
Biography: Emily is a cognitive and social neuroscientist who directs the Social Brain in Action research laboratory, which is based jointly at the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University in Australia. Using intensive training procedures, functional neuroimaging, brain stimulation, and research paradigms involving dance, acrobatics and robots, she leads a team who explores questions concerning how we learn via observation, motor expertise, and social influences on human—robot interaction. She and her team are particularly interested in how prolonged experience with robots changes how we perceive and interact with embodied artificial agents at brain and behavioural levels, and how these relationships manifest across the lifespan and in different cultures.