Digital humans: what technology reveals about our cognition, emotions and behaviour

The pandemic has been a catalyst for societal change, alongside our increasing reliance on digital technologies. In his Inaugural Lecture, Professor Thusha Rajendran will look retrospectively through his research career at what technologies – from text chat to touchscreens, virtual…

Digital humans: what technology reveals about our cognition, emotions and behaviour

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The pandemic has been a catalyst for societal change, alongside our increasing reliance on digital technologies. In his Inaugural Lecture, Professor Thusha Rajendran will look retrospectively through his research career at what technologies – from text chat to touchscreens, virtual environments and robots – reveal about ourselves. He will consider ways in which his current research and future directions might inform what kind of society we want, to allow us to make informed decisions about our priorities and values while we continue to integrate artificial agents and autonomous systems into our lives.
Thusha’s lecture will include the ways in which technologically-based measures have revealed abilities and differences rather than disabilities; the importance of interdisciplinary research in answering questions across a variety of disciplines and the power of child development in guiding research in social and developmental robotics.
Thusha Rajendran is Professor of Psychology in the School of Social Sciences and the Director of the Centre for Applied Behavioural Sciences – as well as his own Developmental Psychology in Action Lab.

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