Who has a mind and why does it matter?
It's clear that you have a mind, but what about a cow or a computer? Can they think and feel like you do? This is an important question because entities with minds are afforded moral status. The MPM Lab—led by Prof. Kurt Gray, in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC, Chapel Hill— studies how people see the minds of others, and how this "mind perception" underlies our most crucial moral judgments. Lab research has been featured in the NYTimes, two TEDx talks, and the mass-market book The Mind Club.