Social Neuroscience Lab

Social Neuroscience Lab

The Social Neuroscience Lab investigates human social behavior. Adopting an interdisciplinary and multi-method approach, we study the neuronal, hormonal, and developmental foundations of human social cognition as well as social and moral emotions such as empathy, compassion and fairness. Further, we are interested in the malleability of social capacities through mental training and its function for social decision making, human cooperation and prosociality.

Research Foci


- Tania Singer is guest in the TV series “Scobel” and shares her experise on empathy. May 11. more

- In an interview for the Global Compassion Coalition, Tania Singer talks about what her research into the cultivation of compassion has taught her. May 03. more

- In an interview series Creating a Compassionate World Tania Singer talks about her reasearch on compassion. March 13. more

- In an article in the current issue of moment by moment, Tania Singer reports on the latest findings from dyad research. March 10. more

- Tania Singer takes part in a special session of the Global Joy Summit with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. November 17. more
For our new research project, we are hiring. For detailed  information on the positions and how to apply please follow the link below:
- Silveira et al. (in press). Boosting empathy and compassion through mindfulness-based and socio-emotional dyadic practice: A randomized control trial with app-delivered trainings. Journal of Medical Internet Research.

- Godara et al. (2023). „Heterogeneous Mental Health Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Germany: An Examination of Long-Term Trajectories, Risk Factors, and Vulnerable Groups “ Healthcare, 11, 1305.
Prof. Dr. Tania Singer
Scientific Head
Social Neuroscience Lab
Max Planck Society

Visiting Address:
JFK House
Bertha-Benz-Str. 3
10557 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 2360 8150
Fax:     +49 30 2360 81519

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