Institution/Company: University of Glasgow
Areas of Interest: Cognitive Sciences Informatics
Keywords: neuroscience cognition social robotics aesthetics performing arts
Emily is a Professor of Social Robotics, based at the University of Glasgow’s Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology. She completed undergraduate studies in psychology and dance in California, followed by an MSc in cognitive psychology as a Fulbright Fellow in New Zealand, and a PhD in cognitive neuroscience at Dartmouth College. At Glasgow, she leads a vibrant research team who explores experience-dependent plasticity in the human brain and behaviour using neuroimaging, neurostimulation and behavioural techniques, and drawing upon expert dancers, robots and professional circus performers to address questions at the intersection of brain science, the arts and technology.
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