Ida Selbing


In September 2017 I defended my thesis “Learning from the Behavior and Experiences of Others” and completed my time as a PhD student at Emotion Lab. Following my dissertation I stayed as a postdoc at Emotion Lab for a Short while before I started working as an Assistant Professor at Aarhus University, School of Culture and Society 2018 where I was part of the project INSOR, Integrative Social Robotics.

I am currently a postdoc at Emotion Lab working on my project ”Beyond discrete choices: investigating how decision processes in humans and artificial agents can be understood through action dynamics”. The project is funded through an international postdoc grant from the Swedish Research Council and will be carried out at Emotion Lab as well as at the Interacting Minds Centre at Aarhus University. I am also working part time as a researcher at the Swedish Defence Research Agency, FOI.

My research focuses on investigating how information, for instance information about aversive events, can be learnt or transferred from one person or agent to another through observation of a demonstrator. I am therefore interested in learning, decision making, emotions, non-verbal expressions, social interaction and many, many other things. I use a combination of behavioral, computational, psychophysiological and neuroimaging methods.