Rasha Abdel Rahman is a psychologist. She investigates basic cognitive processes, with a special interest in the multi-faceted aspects of semantic processing and learning. She focuses on semantic influences on visual perception of faces and objects, language production and comprehension. Integrating these fields, she is conducting studies on the interface between visual perception, semantics, emotion, and language during social communication. She employs behavioral and electrophysiological methods.
Kirtay, M., Wudarczyk, O. A., Pischedda, D., Kuhlen, A. K., Abdel Rahman, R., Haynes, J.-D., & Hafner, V. V. (2020). Modeling robot co-representation: State-of-the-art, open issues, and predictive learning as a possible framework. In 2020 Joint IEEE 10th International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob)
(pp. 1–8). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICDL-EpiRob48136.2020.9278031
Leonhardt, A., Maier, M., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2021). The impact of affective knowledge on the perception and evaluation of robot faces
. 5th Virtual Social Interactions (VSI) Conference. https://www.so-bots.com/s/VSI_5_VIRTUAL_2021_UPDATE_29June.pdf
Lupyan, G., Abdel Rahman, R., Boroditsky, L., & Clark, A. (2020). Effects of Language on Visual Perception. In Trends in Cognitive Sciences
(Vol. 24, Issue 11, pp. 930–944). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2020.08.005
Maier, M., Blume, F., Bideau, P., Hellwich, O., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2022). Knowledge-Augmented Face Perception: Prospects for the Bayesian Brain-Framework to Align AI and Human Vision. In Consciousness and Cognition
(Vol. 101). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2022.103301
Maier, M., Frömer, R., Rost, J., Sommer, W., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2022). Linguistic and semantic influences on early vision: Evidence from object perception and mental imagery. In Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Embodiment and Relativity.
Maier, M., Leonhardt, Alexander, & Abdel Rahman, R. (2022). Bad robots? Humans rapidly attribute mental states during the perception of robot faces. In KogWis 2022.
Pischedda, D., Lange, A., Kirtay, M., Wudarczyk, O. A., Abdel Rahman, R., Hafner, V. V., Kuhlen, A. K., & Haynes, J.-D. (2021a). Am I speaking to a human, a robot, or a computer? Neural representations of task partners in communicative interactions with humans or artificial agents. Neuroscience 2021.
Pischedda, D., Lange, A., Kirtay, M., Wudarczyk, O. A., Abdel Rahman, R., Hafner, V. V., Kuhlen, A. K., & Haynes, J.-D. (2021b). Who is my interlocutor? Partner-specific neural representations during communicative interactions with human or artificial task partners. 5th Virtual Social Interactions (VSI) Conference.
Wudarczyk, O. A., Kirtay, M., Kuhlen, A. K., Abdel Rahman, R., Haynes, J.-D., Hafner, V. V., & Pischedda, D. (2021). Bringing Together Robotics, Neuroscience, and Psychology: Lessons Learned From an Interdisciplinary Project. In Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
(Vol. 15). https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2021.630789
Wudarczyk, O. A., Kirtay, M., Pischedda, D., Hafner, V. V., Haynes, J.-D., Kuhlen, A. K., & Abdel Rahman, R. (2021). Robots facilitate human language production. In Scientific Reports
(Vol. 11, Issue 1, p. 16737). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-95645-9