Petra Pollux’s project is concerned with the processing of social cues for emotion processing, a skill vital for social interaction and social survival. With a specific focus on whole body expression of emotions, we use a range of methodologies (e.g. behavioural measures, ERP, gaze-tracking) in studies with different populations (children, older adults, people with Parkinson’s disease) to explore the role of simulation processes, executive functions and personality traits in the ability to recognize emotional state in others.
Alexander P Wilmott (PhD): School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Lincoln
Ellen Polliakoff (PhD): Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, University of Manchester.