The Cognition Motion and Neuroscience unit investigates the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying motor cognition. To do this, we call upon a diverse array of research methods, including quantitative behavioural and neuroimaging techniques.
Based on the assumption that mental states are hidden away and therefore not accessible to perception, standard theories of social cognition have mainly focused on the contribution of high-level, inferential mechanism. The way people move, the manner in which they interact with the environment, however, reveals much about their mental states. The goal of our research program is to develop a new quantitative methodology to investigate the relationship between the ‘mental’ and the ‘motor’.