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NOMIS releases first NOMIS Insight film featuring Manos Tsakiris, BIAS project

Marking the completion of the Body and Image in Arts and Sciences (BIAS) project, the NOMIS Foundation is delighted to release its first NOMIS Insight film featuring inaugural NOMIS Awardee Manos Tsakiris. Created in collaboration with Vollformat, the film tells the story of Tsakiris’ NOMIS research project, from conception to studies to insights, and supports the foundation’s efforts to promote knowledge sharing.

NOMIS Insight films

Often the fruit of a long quest and years of careful research, insight advances our understanding of the world. The Insight films aim to highlight the knowledge and insights gained by NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Awardees through their unique, collaborative and interdisciplinary NOMIS research projects. By sharing their research journeys—the successes and the challenges—NOMIS Awardees are contributing not only to the advancement of science but also to human progress. 

Body and Image in Arts and Sciences (BIAS) project

How do we relate to and respond to each other in a culture powered by images? This question was the focus of the BIAS research project led by Tsakiris at the Warburg Institute, University of London, from 2016 to 2022. Integrating perspectives from psychology, neuroscience, philosophy and the arts, the BIAS project sought to shed light on the interdependency between bodily responses and cognitive mechanisms in the way humans respond to images—in particular, how biological mechanisms and cultural factors shape human relationships in a culture powered by images.

The BIAS project not only enabled a better understanding of human relationships, but it also created the spark for new research directions and collaborations, inspiring the establishment of the Centre for the Politics of Feelings, which is addressing from a multidisciplinary perspective, how affect and emotions and their underlying neurophysiological mechanisms shape political behavior in intricate couplings with rationality, as well as how politics shapes and exploits affect and emotions.


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Professor of Psychology
Royal Holloway University of London, The Warburg Institute
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