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Aziz is a a Postdoctoral researcher in the S4HRI unit. His research focuses on how we perceive and interact with social agents such as robots, machines and AI. His work examines the cognitive and neural underpinnings of the mental processes underlying these interactions to better understand the consequences of interacting with these agents. This multi-dimensional approach makes use of several techniques including live interactions with nonhuman social agents, physiological methods and behavioral paradigms.


Title: PhD
Institute: George Mason University
Location: Fairfax, VA
Country: United States
From: 2016 To: 2019

Top Publications
Pérez-Osorio J., Abubshait A., Wykowska A.
Irrelevant Robot Signals in a Categorization Task Induce Cognitive Conflict in Performance, Eye-trajectories, the N2 ERP-EEG component, and Frontal Theta Oscillations
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Article in Press Journal
Abubshait A., Wykowska A.
Repetitive Robot Behavior Impacts Perception of Intentionality and Gaze-Related Attentional Orienting
Frontiers Robotics AI, vol. 7
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Abubshait A., Siri G., Wykowska A.
Does attributing mental states to a robot influence accessibility of information represented during reading?
Acta Psychologica, vol. 228
Siri G., Abubshait A., De Tommaso D., Cardellicchio P., DAusilio A., Wykowska A.
Expectations about mental states of a robot influence performance in a collaborative task with a robot for males but not females
IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
Conference Paper Conference
Abubshait A., Parenti L., Perez-Osorio J., Wykowska A.
Misleading robot signals in a classification task induce cognitive load as measured by theta synchronization between frontal and temporo-parietal brain regions
Frontiers in Neuroergonomics
Article in Press Journal
Abubshait A., Parenti L., Perez-Osorio J., Wykowska A.
Misleading Robot Signals in a Classification Task Induce Cognitive Load as Measured by Theta Synchronization Between Frontal and Temporo-parietal Brain Regions
Frontiers in Neuroergonomics
Article Journal
Willemse C., Abubshait A., Wykowska A.
Motor behaviour mimics the gaze response in establishing joint attention, but is moderated by individual differences in adopting the intentional stance towards a robot avatar
Visual Cognition, vol. 30, (no. 1-2), pp. 42-53
Article Journal
Scientific Talks
Abubshait A.
A. Causes and consequences of interaction with social robots.
Berlin Institute of Technology