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Professor Andrew Bayliss joined UEA in 2011. He gained his undergraduate degree and PhD in Psychology at Bangor University and then took up postdoctoral fellowships from the ESRC, Leverhulme Trust and the University of Queensland, Australia. His research interests include social cognition, attention, and action. He uses experimental approaches with methodologies including reaction time, eye tracking, motion capture (kinematics), electroencephalography and functional neuroimaging.

Selected Recent Publications

Stephenson, L. J., Edwards, S. G., & Bayliss, A. P. (2021). From gaze perception to social cognition: A neurocognitive model of joint and shared attention. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 16(3), 553-576.

Stephenson, L. J., Edwards, S. G., Luri, N., Renoult, L., & Bayliss, A. P. (2020). The N170 response to the onset of eye gaze is sensitive to joint attention context. Social, Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience 15(4), 479–486.

Stephenson, L., J., Edwards, S. G., Howard, E. E., & Bayliss, A. P. (2018). Eyes that Bind Us: Gaze Leading Induces an Implicit Sense of Agency. Cognition. 172, 124-133. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2017.12.011

Bayliss, A. P., Tipper, S. P., Wakeley, J., Cowen, P. J., & Rogers, R. D (2017). Vulnerability to depression is associated with a failure to acquire implicit social appraisals. Cognition & Emotion, 31(4), 825-833. DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2016.1160869

Howard, E. E., Edwards, S. G., & Bayliss, A. P. (2016). Physical and mental effort disrupts the implicit sense of agency. Cognition, 157, 114-125. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2016.08.018

Capozzi, F., Becchio, C., Willemse, C., & Bayliss, A. P. (2016). Followers are not followed: Observed group interactions modulate subsequent social attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(5), 531-535. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xge0000167

Key Research Interests

Professor Andrew Bayliss's research is primarily concerned with aspects of social-cognitive processing, in particular interactions between attention, emotion and action in social contexts. Current research topics include: Face perception, Eye gaze processing, Objects in social interactions (e.g. personal property) and individual differences in attention.

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Key Responsibilities

Social Cognition Research Group Lead

UEA UOA4 Psychology, Psychiatry, and Neuroscience REF co-ordinator

Areas of Expertise

Psychology; social neuroscience; social cognition; visual perception; face perception.

Teaching Interests

Project Supervisor for Final Year Research Projects 

 Dissertation supervisor for MSc students

Contributions to teaching of Cognitive Psychology and Social Psychology across BSc and MSc degrees.

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