Andrew Bell

BSc(Hons), PhD, FHEA


Career Development Lecturer

  • Stipendiary Lecturer, University College

Research Summary

Existing in a social environment requires that we have at least some ability to assess the mental states of others.  We do this by interpreting facial expressions, body language, and other social cues and use this information to guide our own decisions and actions.  This ability is mediated by a number of regions in the brain.  My research seeks to understand how these regions interact to form networks that contribute to our ability to successfully interact with one another.  Characterising these networks is essential if we are to identify the underlying causes of deficits associated with face recognition and social cognition, such as those that accompany certain developmental disorders including autism spectrum disorders and Down’s Syndrome.

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