Developmental and Social Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar (Speaker: Idalmis Santiesteban)

Frankland 305
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Monday 3rd November 2014 (13:00-14:00)
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Self-Other Processes in Social Cognition

Part of the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series

Speaker: Idalmis Santiesteban, University of Sussex

To develop and maintain the long-lasting social relationships crucial for our well-being, we must be able not only to connect or identify with others, but also to differentiate our own thoughts and feelings from those of our interaction partners.

This process of ‘self-other distinction’ is important for a number of socio-cognitive abilities such as the control of imitation, visual perspective taking and theory of mind. My research investigates the extent to which mechanisms underlying self-other processes are shared across different social abilities.

In this talk, I will present some of my recent findings from behavioural, cross-cultural and non-invasive brain stimulation studies attempting to address this research question.