Rising Stars 2013

Elizabeth Page-Gould

University of Toronto Scarborough Professional Website: http://page-gould.com Lab Website: http://embodiedsocialcognition.com What does your research focus on? Generally, I research how social interactions with other people — both friends and strangers — affect our understanding of the social world. More specifically, I focus on how friendship with people from different social More

Edward Lemay

University of New Hampshire http://lemay.socialpsychology.org What does your research focus on? I have a number of research interests related to interpersonal relationships. One line of research examines motivated cognition within the context of relationships, especially how motivation may bias perceptions of partners’ care, commitment, and regard. In a related line More

Sangeet Khemlani

Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence, Naval Research Lab http://mentalmodels.princeton.edu/skhemlani http://www.nrl.navy.mil/aic/iss What does your research focus on? My research examines the mental representations and cognitive processes underlying deductive reasoning, creative thinking, and abductive explanations. A major challenge is to explain why people are predictably poor on some tasks, e.g. More

Philipp Kanske

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences www.kanske.de www.cbs.mpg.de/staff/kanske-291 What does your research focus on? My research interests evolve around the central topic of “emotion”. Specifically, my work tries to elucidate how emotions influence attention and cognitive control? How, in turn, emotions are modulated through cognitive processes? And More