Dr. Ruud Hortensius

Dr. Ruud Hortensius

Assistant Professor

Utrecht University

About me

I’m an assistant professor in the Department of Social, Health & Organisational Psychology at Utrecht University. The goal of my research is to understand social cognition in the age of robots and algorithms. How do real interactions with robots shape everyday social cognition? To that goal, I use advanced neuroimaging techniques (fMRI and fNIRS), behavioural testing and statistical analyses (linear mixed effects models and multivariate pattern analysis) together with tailormade socialising interventions (social robots at home) to map changes in behaviour and brain.

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