Mind perception, human-robot interaction, social cognition
Aziz is a PhD student in Social and Cognitive Interactions lab. He is interested in researching human-robot social interactions. The studies that he's involved in investigate behaviors that cause people to perceive mind to nonhuman agents. He is also interested in better understanding the neural mechanisms of mind perception.
Abubshait, A., Momen, A., & Wiese, E. (2017, September). Seeing human: Do individual differences modulate the Uncanny Valley?. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting (Vol. 61, No. 1, pp. 870-874). Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.
Abubshait, A., & Wiese, E. (2017). You look human, but act like a machine: Agent appearance and behavior modulate different aspects of human-robot interaction. Frontiers in Psychology. 8(1393).
Abubshait, A., Buzzell, G. A., Beatty, P. J., & Wiese, E. (2017) Seeing minds in others: Activation of left temporoparietal junction during mentalizing is directly related to performance in social interactions. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society conference, San Fransisco, CA.