Recognising uniquely human emotions

Project Code

MRCNMH24Ca von dem Hagen

Research Theme

Neuroscience and Mental Health

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New #GW4 funded PhD: Interested in complex emotions? Being able to skillfully read other people’s emotions can convey considerable social benefits. But it remains unclear how humans perceive others’ uniquely human emotions (e.g. envy) that may lack typical facial expressions. Drawing on contemporary models of person perception, this project combines psychology and neuroscience to investigate how social context can facilitate (or hinder) complex emotion detection.

Lead Supervisor

Dr Elisabeth von dem Hagen

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