Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


Professor Joy Hirsch's work on 'two brain neuroscience' featured in Research Features' first 'Women in Science' issue

15 March 2018

Two brains

Professor Joy Hirsch's work on 'two brain neuroscience' features in Research Features' first ever 'Women in Science' issue.

The issue celebrates the work being conducted by women around the world, highlights the importance of a diverse workforce and examines the challenges currently facing female researchers. Professor Hirsch is celebrated as being 'at the forefront of a fascinating social neuroscience revolution' thanks to her groundbreaking research into the neural basis of real-time, dynamic communication between two people.

Professor Hirsch's studies, in collaboration with UCL colleagues Ilias Tachtsidis (Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering) and Antonia Hamilton and Paul Burgess (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience), are centred around a new theoretical framework, the Interactive Brain Hypothesis, which states that interpersonal interactions between people involve activity that is not seen during non-interactive, isolated behaviour.

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