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VTEKS104 Emotions and Sociality in Interactive Technology 6 ECTS
Organised by
Interactive Technology
Person in charge
Professor Veikko Surakka
Preceding studies

Learning outcomes

The goal of the course is to give students a deep understanding of the basis of human communication and the meaning of emotions both for individuals and the interaction between individuals. The course introduces visions on how human–technology interaction could be developed in the future.


The course consists of a series of lectures and discussions about nonverbal communication, the neural and biological basis of communication and emotions, interconnections between emotions and cognition and motivation, and human–computer interaction.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 24 h 0 h

+ independent work

Teaching language


Modes of study

Written examination on lectures and literature. English speaking student can take this course by literature examination. The literature will be informed separately for students who have registered themselves in time to the course.


Numeric 1-5.

Recommended year of study

Advanced studies, 3rd year spring semester or later.

Study materials

Will be notified on the course web page.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Information Sciences
School of Information Sciences
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Information Sciences