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The Bystander Effect: Dr Lasana Harris shows how our brains dehumanise homeless people
The Museum of Homelessness worked with neuroscientist Dr Lasana Harris and several participants who have experienced homelessness to understand what is termed ‘the bystander effect’, where people form a dehumanised perception of others through a lack of social engagement.
My research focuses on using computational modelling to explain how the brain processes space. As part of the Jeffery Lab, I am specifically interested in spatially-responsive cells such as Head Direction, Grid, and Place cells. I am a firm believer in the value of data-driven model formation, and model-driven data collection. As such, I work…
"The brain’s map is in 3D" - According to a new study of the grid cell system in rat brains by Dr Giulio Casali @GiulioCasali2, Dr Dan Bush and Prof. Kate Jeffery @drkjjeffery, the #brain’s map of the world around us is in #3D:https://t.co/wNn4TUtkpp pic.twitter.com/kNuE7UX2Ra— UCL Experimental Psychology (@EP_UCL) February 18, 2019