Lasana Harris

Professor of Social Neuroscience, University College London

Prof. Harris is appointed in the Experimental Psychology Department in Psychology and Language Sciences at University College London (UCL), where is the Vice Dean for Global Engagement in the Faculty of Brain Sciences (FBS). He is also a council member at the United Kingdom Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), and a Fellow at the Turing Institute.

Prof. Harris is a social neuroscientist who takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding human behaviour. His research explores the brain and physiological correlates of person perception, social learning, emotions, social inferences, prejudice, dehumanization, anthropomorphism, punishment, and decision-making. His research addresses questions such as: How do we perceive non-human objects like AI as human beings? How do we modulate affective responses to people? How do we make social, legal, ethical, and economic decisions.


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