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


- An interview with Tania Singer is shown in a special issue of the rbb Praxis programme. May 25. more

- Current press releases on the CovSocial Project by taz am Wochenende, tk aktuell, tip Berlin, LAS, Max Planck Forschung, ZDF heute, Berliner Morgenpost und ZEITONLINE. April 2022. more

- A new podcast in the World of Wisdom series including an interview with Tania Singer. March 24. more

- An interview with Tania Singer featured by BBC. March 22. more

- An interview with Tania Singer at the scientific magazine of radioeins. February 12. more

- Tania Singer is guest in the rbb Abendschau. February 2. more

- Linz et al. (2022). „Investigating the impact of distinct contemplative mental trainings on daily life stress, thoughts and affect – evidence from a nine-month longitudinal ecological momentary assessment study“ Psychoneuroendocrinology. 142

- Hoehne et al. (2022). "Plasma oxytocin is modulated by mental training, but does not mediate its stress-buffering effect." Psychoneuroendocrinology: 105734.

- Silveira et al. (2022). Coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic: Perceived Changes in Psychological Vulnerability, Resilience and Social Cohesion before, during and after Lockdown. Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

- Silveira et al. (2022). Exploring the Structure and Interrelations of Time-Stable Psychological Resilience, Psychological Vulnerability, and Social Cohesion. Frontiers in Psychiatry.

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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