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PhD Candidate in Psychology & Neuroscience, University of Glasgow

Anna Henschel is a PhD candidate in human-robot interaction at the University of Glasgow. After a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience, she is now investigating the role of social relationships with artificial agents, such as humanoid robots.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate in Neuroscience and Social Robotics, University of Glasgow


  • 2017 
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, MSc in Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • 2015 
    University of Konstanz, BSc in Psychology


  • 2020
    No evidence for e nhanced likeability and social m otivation towards robots after synchrony experience, Interaction Studies
  • 2018
    The causal role of the somatosensory cortex in prosocial behaviour., eLife

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    VU Amsterdam Fellowship Program
    Funding Source:
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Professional Memberships

  • Association of British Science Writers
  • Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science


30 Under 30 Inspirational Women Scotland