Cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, neuroimaging, visual perception, attention, multisensory integration, biological motion, social neuroscience, language comprehension, human-machine interaction, social robotics.
Saygin, A.P., Chaminade, T., Ishiguro, H., Driver, J. & Frith, C. (2012) The thing that should not be: Predictive coding and the uncanny valley in perceiving human and humanoid robot actions. Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience, 7(4):413-22.
van Kemenade, B.M., Muggleton, N., Walsh, V., Saygin, A.P. (2012) The Effects of TMS over STS and Premotor Cortices on the Perception of Biological Motion. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 24(4): 896–904.
Saygin, A.P., McCullough, S., Alac, M., Emmorey, K. (2010). Modulation of BOLD response in motion sensitive lateral temporal cortex by real and fictive motion sentences. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(11), pp. 2480-90.
Saygin, A.P., Chaminade, T., Ishiguro, H. (2010) The Perception of Humans and Robots: Uncanny Hills in Parietal Cortex. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2716-2720). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.
Saygin, A.P., Cook, J., & Blakemore, S.J. (2010). Unaffected perceptual thresholds for biological and non-biological form from motion perception in autism spectrum conditions. Plos ONE. 18;5(10):e13491.
de-Wit, L., Lefevre, C., Kentridge, R., Rees, G. & Saygin, A.P. (2011) Investigating the status of biological stimuli as objects of attention in multiple object tracking. Plos ONE. 6(3): e16232. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016232
Saygin, A.P. (2012). Biological motion perception and the brain: Neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies. In K. Johnson & M. Shiffrar (Eds.) Visual Perception of the Human Body in Motion: Findings, Theory, and Practice, Oxford series in Visual Cognition, Oxford University Press. In press.
Urgen, B.A., Plank, M., Ishiguro, H., Poizner, H., Saygin, A.P. (2012). Temporal Dynamics of Action Perception: The Role of Biological Appearance and Motion Kinematics. 34th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Sapporo, Japan.
Saygin, A.P. (2012) What can the brain tell us about interactions with artificial agents and vice versa? 34th Annual Meeting of Cognitive Science Society, Workshop on Teleoperated Androids, Sapporo, Japan.
Saygin, A.P., Driver, J., de Sa, V.R. (2008) In the footsteps of biological motion and multisensory perception: Judgments of audio-visual temporal relations are enhanced for upright walkers. Psychological Science, 19(5): 469-75.
Dick, F., Saygin, A.P., Galati, G., Pitzalis, S., Bentrovato, S., D’Amico, S., Wilson, S., Bates, E., Pizzamiglio, L. (2007) What is involved and what is necessary for complex linguistic and non-linguistic auditory processing: evidence from fMRI and lesion data. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19(5): 799-816.
Urgen, B.A., Plank, M., Ishiguro, H., Poizner, H., Saygin, A.P. (2013) EEG Theta and Mu oscillations during perception of human and robot actions. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 7:19. doi: 10.3389/fnbot.2013.00019 HTML
Miller, L.E, Longo, M.R., Saygin, A.P. (2014). Tool morphology constrains the effects of tool use on body representations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. In press.