Cafe Scientifique Live: Body and mind – mathematics, movement, health

Tuesday 21st February 2023 3:00PM – 4:30PM
Location/Venue: Cellar Bar Kennaway House EX10 8NG

Body and mind – mathematics, movement, health and talk given by Dr Piotr Słowiński, University of Exeter

In the talk, Piotr will showcase how he uses mathematics to understand the connections between body and mind. First, he’ll explain how he uses mathematical modelling to study interactional synchrony (being ‘in-sync’) and behaviour matching, two important aspects of non-verbal communication. Next, he’ll talk about how new methods for collecting and analysing movement data can be used in research and medical applications.

Piotr is a researcher in the living systems mathematics group (Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Exeter) where he is working at the intersection of mathematics, data science, and behavioural and movement sciences (including clinical applications). Mis long-term ambition is to use mathematics to understand connections between movement and mind, enabling a step-change in the diagnosis and management of neurological and mental disorders.