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ArtsCog is an independent psychology research lab based in the UK. It aims to explore relationships between arts-engagement, cognition and culture using rigorous, open and transparent research practices. 

In particular, ArtsCog focuses on understanding the relationship between fictional narratives and the multidimensional empathy skillset, as well as people's connections to objects and artefacts, with implications for prosociality and sustainability. 

ArtsCog was established by Rose Turner after leaving a permanent teaching and research post due to childcare responsibilities. Rose is a full member of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars, a chartered research psychologist and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, and fellow of Advance HE.    


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