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 takes part in a special session of the Global Joy Summit with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. November 17. more

- Registration for online participation for our  Symposium 2022 „Suffering and Flourishing during the Pandemic“ is now open. September 27. more

- Tania Singer is part of the 4th episode of the podcast Listen Up, Europe. July 29. more

- 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

- Blasberg et al. (2022). “Associations of social processing abilities with psychosocial stress sensitivity.“ Comprehensive Psychoneuroendocrinology

- 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.

- 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.

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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