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It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see

Henry David Thoreau

It is clear that the filters through which we see the world – our beliefs, our emotions, our knowledge – shape our perception, behavior and interaction with other people.
Our lab is interested in studying brain mechanisms underlying shared and divergent understanding of real-life situations during real-life interactions.

We do so by…

Behavioral  & Eye-Tracking Experiments
We conduct behavioral and eye-tracking experiments to study individual differences in interpretation of the same situation

We use complex stimuli such as movies and stories (that includes the richness of events occurring in daily-life) while measuring the brain response in the MRI scanner

We measure the brain response of two (or more) individuals while they interact using fNIRS