Research

The Bayliss lab is primarily concerned with aspects of social-cognitive processing, in particular interactions between attention, emotion and action in social contexts.

We are currently funded by the Leverhulme Trust to investigate the mechanisms underpinning shared attention.

Current research topics also include: Face perception, Eye gaze processing, Objects in social interactions (e.g. personal property) and individual differences in attention.

Key recent papers:

Constable, M.D., Bayliss, A.P., Tipper, S.P., Spaniol, A.P., Pratt, J., & Welsh, T.N. (2016) Ownership status influences the degree of joint facilitatory behaviorPsychological Science, 27(10), 1371-1378.

Howard, E. E., Edwards, S. G., & Bayliss, A. P. (2016). Physical and mental effort disrupts the implicit sense of agency. Cognition157, 114-125.

Capozzi, F., Becchio, C., Willemse, C., & Bayliss, A. P. (2016). Followers are not followed: Observed group interactions modulate subsequent social attentionJournal of Experimental Psychology: General145(5), 531.

Edwards, S. G., Stephenson, L. J., Dalmaso, M., & Bayliss, A. P. (2015). Social orienting in gaze leading: A mechanism for shared attention. Proceedings of the Royal Society: B. 282 (1812), 20151141.