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


- 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

- Engert et al. (2023). “Specific Reduction in the Cortisol Awakening Response after Socio-Affective Mental Training.“ Mindfulness

- Godara et al. (2022). "The Wither or Thrive Model of Resilience: An integrative framework of dynamic vulnerability and resilience in the face of repeated stressors during the COVID-19 Pandemic.“ Adversity & Resilience Science.

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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