Dr Lasana Harris


Dr. Lasana Harris, Ph.D. is social psychologist and neuroscientist at University College London.

His research focusses on person and object perception, as well as decision-making. Specifically, he explores questions such as how do we bring objects to life, and how do we deny others their humanity. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Guardian, and across many of the BBC platforms, to name a few. 

A Princeton University graduate, his worked has been published in leading scientific journals, including Nature, Science and Psychological Science. He has held academic positions at Duke University in the United States and Leiden University in the Netherlands.

He also has featured in at least three documentaries, done numerous radio and podcast interviews, and delivered lectures to business, academic, and general public audiences. Currently, he is exploring how we anthropomorphise technology, and the ramifications of this human tendency for social interactions and decision-making.