When your mind is in my mind

Tuesday, November 12 2019 at 7:30PM

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199 Malmesbury Park Road

Xun He

What's the talk about?

Human beings are evolutionarily shaped social animals. We often play and work together either independently or aiming at common goals. Have you ever wondered that, when we are engaged in group activities, whether we perform everyday tasks in the same way as we do them alone?

Recent findings in psychology showed that one person’s cognition and behaviour (such as attention, memory, perception, and action) can be shaped by another person who performs similar tasks in the same environment. But the answer to the question is more complicated than a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

This talk will introduce these findings and to explain the theories behind. You will see psychological experiments in action and be engaged with some tests and discussions.


Dr Xun He is a senior lecturer working at Department of Psychology, Bournemouth University. As an experimental psychologist and a social neuroscientist, he studies the behaviour and neural underpinnings of social attention and social perception. The main research question he asks is how human attention and perception performance is shaped by social interactions.