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Interacting Minds

The bulk of research in psychology and neuroscience has focused on studying processes within single individuals. However, outside of the laboratory, individuals rarely operate independently but rather in the context of a complex constellation of social relationships. Social interactions form a pervasive and critical aspect of daily life, in settings such as professional and romantic relationships, family interactions, and everyday transactions such as commuting to work and buying groceries. Yet, these settings have received surprisingly little empirical study. This year’s 2020 MIND Computational Summer School will take place between 8/5/20-8/15/20 and will focus on understanding how minds interact and connect with each other. We will introduce computational techniques to help us understand how we infer the beliefs, goals, intentions, and feelings of other agents, and how this information is communicated to others. Increasingly, it is becoming possible to study these processes in non-human animals, resulting in a productive synergy between researchers working with human and non-human subjects. We will cover topics such as communication, mentalizing, synchronization, social networks, and more.

Faculty

Bahador Bahrami

University College London

Luke Chang

Dartmouth College

Emily Falk

University of Pennsylvania

Emily Finn

Dartmouth College

Yaroslav Halchenko

Dartmouth College

James Haxby

Dartmouth College

Daoyun Ji

Baylor College of Medicine

Jeremy Manning

Dartmouth College

Meghan Meyer

Dartmouth College

Carolyn Parkinson

University of California Los Angeles

Arjen Stolk

Dartmouth College

Mark Thornton

Dartmouth College

Matthijs van der Meer

Dartmouth College

Tor Wager

Dartmouth College

Thalia Wheatley

Dartmouth College

MIND Summer School Schedule