Lab Visitor: Professor Anne Maass

Anne Maass.png

January 2017.

The lab is fortunate to have Professor Anne Maass from Padova University (Italy) as a visitor for several weeks. She has done seminal work on the so-called Spatial Agency Bias, namely the tendency for observers to attribute more agency and power to individuals who are pointing toward the right (i.e., displaying their right cheek). Simone Schnall nominated the effect in response to the Edge Question 2017 regarding which scientific concepts ought to be more widely known.