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


-The Social Neuroscience Lab moved to new rooms in the JFK Haus. Please note our new address and phone number. December 7. more

- For the podcast series "Forschungsquartett" Tania Singer talks about the CovSocial project and the impact on mental health due to the two past lockdown periods. November 18. more

- The first edition of the CovSocial Borchure is now available. November 15. more

- Tania Singer presents a lecture at How to Academy. October 20. more

- LaVie reports on Tania Singer's research. September 30. more

- Böckler-Raettig, A. & Singer T. (accepted). Longitudinal Evidence for Differential Plasticity of Cognitive Functions: Mindfulness-based mental training enhances working memory, but not perceptual discrimination, response inhibition and metacognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

- Mayer et al. (2021). Assessment of reward-related brain function after a single-dose of oxytocin in autism: a randomized controlled trial. Biological Psychiatry.

- Hoffmann, F., Wiesmann, C. G., Singer, T., & Steinbeis, N. (2021). Development of functional network architecture explains changes in children's altruistically motivated helping. Developmental Science.

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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