Adam Qureshi

Adam QureshiAdam Qureshi is a lecturer in psychology at Edge Hill University. In 2009, he earned his PhD Psychology at University of Birmingham. He also holds MRes from University of Birmingham. He finished his BSc Psychology from Coventry University in 2003 and BSc Chemistry from University of Warwick.

Qureshi’s research interests include social cognition, executive function and the contribution of executive function to social cognition. He is also looking into the perspective taking and theory of mind in adults, and the role of theory of mind and gaze direction in online communication using virtual agents.

His publications include:

  • Peters, C., & Qureshi, A. (2010). A head movement propensity model for animating gaze shifts and blinks of virtual characters. Computers and Graphics,  34, 677-687.
  • Qureshi, A., Apperly, I. A., & Samson, D. (2010). Executive function is necessary for perspective-selection, not Level-1 visual perspective-calculation: Evidence from a dual-task study of adults. Cognition, 117,  230-236
  • Apperly, I.A., Carroll, D.J., Samson, D., Qureshi, A., Humphreys GW & Moffatt G  (2010). Why are there limits on theory of mind use? Evidence from adults’ ability to follow instructions from an ignorant speaker. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63, 1201-1217.

Credits to Edge Hill University

Published: 06 October 2014

Last update: 22 April 2015


Eugene Borgida

Eugene BorgidaEugene Borgida is Professor of Psychology and Law at the University of Minnesota. He is a Morse-Alumni Distinguished Professor of Psychology and held the Fesler-Lampert Chair in Urban and Regional Affairs for 2002-2003. In addition, Borgida is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science, and has served as Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Political Psychology, which he co-founded, and Co-Editor of the journal, Political Psychology. From 1992-95 he was Associate Dean and Executive Officer of the College of Liberal Arts, and from 1996-99 he served as chair of the Psychology Department.

Borgida’s research has been funded by NIMH, NIH, NSF, and The Pew Charitable Trusts. He received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the College of Liberal Arts and the system-wide Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education in 1989. With L. Rudman, Borgida won the 1994 Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize, and in 1989, he and colleagues J.L. Sullivan and J. Aldrich won the Heinz Eulau Award for the best paper published in the American Political Science Review. He is a Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science (APS), a Fellow in several divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA), and an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He has served on the Board of Directors for the APS and the Social Science Research Council (SSRC). Borgida’s research interests include social cognition, attitudes and persuasion, psychology and law, and political psychology.

He earned his PhD from University of Michigan in 1976 and his BA from Wesleyan University in 1971.

Credits to University of Minnesota

Published: 15 April 2014

Last update:23 April 2015


Xiaolin Zhou

Xiaolin ZhouXiaolin Zhou is a professor of psychology, a member of the University Council, and the Director of the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Sciences at Peking University. After graduating from East China Normal University, he went to University of Cambridge in 1988 to study psychology of language. He was awarded PhD by University of Cambridge in 1992. Since then Zhou has worked in several institutes, including Birkbeck College, University of London, Beijing Normal University, and University of Cambridge. From 1999, he works full time for Peking University. He is a corresponding fellow of the Rodin Remediation Academy, an Associate Editor of BMC Neuroscience, and an advisory board member of Scientific Report, and Language and Cognitive Processes. He received the “National Award for Yong Scientists in China” in 2001 and the “Natural Science Prize of Chinese Universities” from the Ministry of Education of China in 2004. He was honored as “Changjiang Scholar Professor” in 2013 by the Ministry of Education of China.

Zhou has been in charge of several research projects supported by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, National Science Foundation, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Education of China. He has three main research interests. The first one is on language processing, including visual and spoken language comprehension and the development of reading abilities in normal and dyslexic children. Recent work focuses on neuropragmatics. The second one is on social neuroscience, particularly issues related to social cognition, social emotion, and neuroeconomics. The third one is on attentional selection and executive controls.

His selected publications include:

  • Wu, Y., Yu, H., Yu, R., Zhou, Z., Zhang, G., Jiang, Y., & Zhou, X. (in press). Neural basis of increased costly norm enforcement under adversity. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.
  • Zhang, Y., Tang, A. C., & Zhou, X. (in press). Synchronized network activity as the origin of a P300 component in a facial attractiveness judgment task. Psychophysiology.
  • Wu, F., Luo, Y., & Zhou, X. (in press). Building Chinese relative clause structures with lexical and syntactic cues: Evidence from visual-world eyetracking and reading times. Language and Cognitive Processes.

Credits to Peking University

Published: 17 March 2014

Last update: 04 April 2015


Christopher Bailey

Christopher BaileyChristopher Bailey is a research technician in the Developmental Electrophysiology Lab at the Child Study Centre of Yale University. Bailey earned his undergraduate degree with high honours at the University of Buffalo, The State University of New York in 2006. His research interests focus on the neuropsychological constructs of social and emotional cognition as well as social neuroscience with the use of EEG.

His recent publications include:

  • Bailey, C.A. & Ostrov, J.M. (2007). Differentiating forms and functions of aggression in emerging adults: Associations with hostile attribution biases and normative beliefs. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37, 713-722.

Credits to Yale University

Published: 15 March 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015