"No problem can be solved from
the same level of consciousness that created it."
--- Albert Einstein



 

VR facilities of MBLab.

 

Philosophy of mind, attention, perception, and social behavior, judgment and decision making, consciousness, and cognitive modeling are the leading research concentration areas of Mind & Behavior Lab. In addition to the main psychological themes of cognitive modeling, artificial intelligence, artificial general intelligence, and human-computer interaction are also the key concepts that have been planned to be carried out. We are very excited to work together to understand how the mind works.

 

Please note that team members' previous projects on different topics are not mentioned here. This page will summarize projects that are carried out within the MBLab. In MBLab, besides standard experimental apparatuses such as both Mac and Windows-based computers, helpful software to design and run experiments, we also have a VR system and a sound-proof room.

 

Project #001 | What it is Like to Be a Robot?
[in progress]

How and why we define consciousness as it is has been highly dependent on the way we experience consciousness ourselves. Even though there are many theories of consciousness, the simple definition of consciousness may illuminate how we understand it: Consciousness is the internal and external awareness of the world (“Consciousness,” n.d.). However, is awareness as it is enough to deem something conscious, or are there features of consciousness which organisms must possess to deem them as conscious beings?

 

Project #002 | The Framing Effect and COVID-19 Pandemic
[submitted]
Asian disease is a popular paradigm in risk research, however, how using different disease types would affect the risk-taking behavior of the participants remains inconclusive. Moreover, since COVID-19 pandemic is a real-world threat with unknown parameters causing the future to be uncertain, we have investigated whether (1) the names and the effects of different disease types would influence risk-taking behavior; and whether (2) different disease origins would cause higher risk-taking while taking intolerance to uncertainty as a moderator, with two studies using Asian disease paradigm.

 

Project #003 | A New Human-Robot Interaction Scale
[%50 completed | will be presented in SP Congress]
Anthropomorphism can be summarized as attributing human characteristics, emotions, intentions and attitudes to non-human beings. The current study plans to create a scale by combining and re-evaluating 3 scales that are frequently used in related studies. These scales respectively are Goodspeed Scale (Bartneck et al., 2009), RoSAS (Carpinella et al., 2017) and HRIES (Spatola et al., 2021). With this newly created scale, it is aimed to make Human-Robot Interaction and similar studies more widespread.