Emily Cross is a Professor of Social Robotics and social neuroscientist based at the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, where she directs the Social Brain in Action Laboratory. Using intensive training procedures, functional neuroimaging, brain stimulation, and research paradigms involving dance, acrobatics and robots, she leads a team who explores questions concerning how we learn via observation, motor expertise, and social influences on human-robot interaction. Emily received a BA in psychology and dance from Pomona College (USA), an MSc in cognitive psychology from the University of Otago (NZ) as a Fulbright Fellow, and a PhD in cognitive neuroscience from Dartmouth College (USA). She completed postdoctoral training at the University of Nottingham (UK) and the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (Germany), and was previously an assistant professor at Radboud University Nijmegen (NL) and professor at Bangor University (Wales). Her research has been funded by an eclectic mix of national and international organisations, including the NIH (USA), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Economic and Social Research Council (UK), Ministry of Defence (UK), and the European Research Council.
Monday, November 19 at 10:00am to 1:00pm
ISB Auditorium, Auditorium - Room 160 8274 Big Bend Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63119