Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London
Guido Orgs studied Performing Dance (Folkwang University of the Arts) and Psychology (University of Dusseldorf) in Germany. After completion of his PhD in cognitive neuroscience on non-verbal processing of meaning in 2007, he performed with German Dance Company NEUER TANZ/VA WÖLFL. In London since 2009, at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, he conducted research on how we perceive other people’s movements and how the brain mechanisms of movement perception underlie the aesthetics of dance and the performing arts. He currently investigates evolutionary functions of performing dance in group communication, linking the role of group synchrony and music to the aesthetics of live performing dance. Since September 2015 he is a Lecturer in Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London and directs a new MSc programme in “Psychology of the Arts, Neuroaesthetics & Creativity” launching in September 2018.