Past Member

Felix Schoeller

Fluid Interfaces
  • Research Affiliate

My fundamental research investigates learning behavior and its neural underpinnings, primarily through studies of emotions underlying problem-solving and the feeling of understanding in humans. Specifically, I conducted extensive experiments on the phenomenon of aesthetic chills, the feeling of cold down your spine while listening to music or engaging deeply with other minds. Within Fluid Interfaces and together with Adam Haar Horowitz and Abhinandan Jain, we are working on a device to enhance the feeling of chills by intervening with temporal precision on the underlying sensory pathways and modulate top-down body predictions. Based on these studies, we build general models of interoceptive technologies and their potential for learning, empathy, and well-being.

My fundamental research investigates learning behavior and its neural underpinnings, primarily through studies of emotions underlying problem-solving and the feeling of understanding in humans. Specifically, I conducted extensive experiments on the phenomenon of aesthetic chills, the feeling of cold down your spine while listening to music or engaging deeply with other minds. Within Fluid Interfaces and together with Adam Haar Horowitz and Abhinandan Jain, we are working on a device to enhance the feeling of chills by intervening with temporal precision on the underlying sensory pathways and modulate top-down body predictions. Based on these studies, we build general models of interoceptive technologies and their potential for learning, empathy, and well-being.