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Prof. Dr. Moritz Daum
The overarching aim of this professorship for Developmental Psychology at the University of Zurich is to address the roots of action perception, and interpretation early in life. The understanding of others’ behaviour is one of the most fundamental skills in our everyday social life. It is crucial for any engagement in cooperative and communicative activities. In our research, we aim to explore the development of the (neuro-)cognitive mechanisms underlying action perception.
Our current research focus can be summarized by the following four research questions:
The research conducted in the developmental psychology unit uses a variety of different paradigms and methods such as measuring looking time and heart rate, the analysis of eye movements using an eye-tracking system, and the analysis of the imitation of observed actions. We furthermore examine action perception using neurophysiological measures such as EEG.