Copy me - but why?

People copy each other a lot - whether in children's play or choosing fashionable clothes, the actions and choice of other people influence us. This lecture will examine why people copy and will look at what is really involved in this (apparently simple) behaviour. Bringing together studies of brains, virtual reality, autism and rubber ducks, this lecture aims to show why copying is complex, sophisticated and social.



Dr Hamilton is a Reader in Social Neuroscience at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London.  She has conducted research into social interaction for 12 years, publishing over 50 papers on the topic.  She won the Experimental Psychology Society prize lectureship for 2013.  Her current research into social interaction in virtual reality is funded by the European Research Council.

7:00 PM @ Balls Brothers Bury Court 

* Entrance over 18


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