Jan 21

Guided by others, rather than our own principles

Our new study, just published in the British Journal of Psychology, shows that people's adherence to Covid-19 restrictions is more heavily influenced by what their friends and family do than their own principles. Conditional norm following (developed by Biccheri) is robust in the lab, but here we add three things (a) conditional norm following also holds under high personal threat (b) thinking that others follow the rules seems already to work (we don't know whether people's beliefs about others were accurate) (c) we also show that social closeness modulates the effect (we only care about whether our fellow citizens follow...
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Oct 20

CVBE member Lucas Battich new interview at the APA Blog

CVBE member and PhD candidate Lucas Battich has been interviewed for the American Philosophical Association Blog. Learn more about his work on perception and socially shared attention inside the CVBE (and outside too!).
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Jul 20

New paper: Affective experience in the predictive mind

Fernandez Velasco, P., Loev, S. Affective experience in the predictive mind: a review and new integrative account. Synthese (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-020-02755-4 Are you interested in emotions? Are you interested in a grand unifying theory of the mind? Or, perhaps, you’re interested in both? If so then you might find this article interesting. One of its contributions is a review of emotion theories in the predictive processing framework. Another is the development of a new emotion theory in the predictive processing framework. For some more info, here is the abstract: This paper aims to offer an account of affective experiences within Predictive Processing, a novel...
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Jul 20

New paper: Coordinating attention requires coordinated senses

Battich, L., Fairhurst, M., & Deroy, O. (2020). Coordinating attention requires coordinated senses. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-020-01766-z There is more to joint attention than meets the eye! Playing tennis, singing together, ordering a cake: we effortlessly coordinate each other’s attention towards a common focus in rich multisensory ways. Here we show in detail how the combination of multiple senses not only facilitates visual coordination, but is even necessary to certain uses of joint attention. We distinguish two ways in which non-visual senses contribute to joint attention: (1) they facilitate the coordination of visual attention and target detection through spatial...
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Jun 20

I will present my latest findings at the Berlin-Munich seminar of behavioural economics on Thursday!

This Thursday 4th of June, 4.30pm, I will give a talk to the departments of economics about my latest empirical findings. This interdisciplinary exchange is a great opportunity for my research to be tested for its relevance to our economics colleagues. This research update will present how we reflect on our choices when these belong to different value domains: hedonic pleasure and moral value.
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