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 essay on contemplative dyads in the Mind and Life Institute Series “Insights”. January 12., 2024. more

- Tania Singer and David Black talk in “The Mindfulness Podcast”. December 12., 2023. more

- Tania Singer in an interview at the ZDF Morning Show. October 19., 2023. more

- Interview in zeit online with Tania Singer and Jens Lubbadeh. October 17., 2023. more

- Tania Singer and Dorit Bosch talk in the podcast series “Let’s Staat”. August 11., 2023. more

- Tania Singer is guest in the TV series “Scobel” and shares her experise on empathy. May 11., 2023. more

For our new research project, we are hiring. For detailed  information on the positions and how to apply please follow the link below:
- Konrad et al. (2024). Risk Factors for Internalizing Symptoms: The Influence of Empathy, Theory of Mind, and Negative Thinking Processes. Human Brain Mapping.

- Silveira et al. (2023). 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.
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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