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 this focus, we investigate various routes underlying a better understanding of other people more
As our brains are malleable, we are interested in investigating the trainability of social capacities such as empathy, compassion and perspective taking and its effect on brain plasticity more
Successful social interaction is not something that occurs from birth but capacities allowing for a better understanding of others and acting cooperatively and fair have to develop slowly during childhood more
In order to understand the mechanisms that underlie impairments in social behavior, we study populations with affective and social deficits more
The main focus is here on how psychological and neuroscientific knowledge about human motivation, emotion and social cognition influences economic models of decision making in order to tackle problems of modern global economies more
Art has always been an important source of inspiration for Tania Singer and the dialogue between art and science constitutes therefore an important pillar for her work more
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