Section Social Neuroscience
Welcome to the homepage of the Section Social Neuroscience. We are investigating the Decision Neuroscience of Human Interactions with the goal to address the following broad questions:
- How do humans make social decisions? How do they learn about each other?
- What are the neural and computational underpinnings of such decision-making and learning processes?
- How do these processes differ in individuals suffering from psychiatric disorders? How can we develop new diagnostic tools and therapeutic interventions?
Our research projects combine computational modeling of behavioral data, model-based and multivariate analyses of fMRI data, pupillometry, evolutionary game theory, virtual reality, etc.
We are strongly committed to open science (e.g., sharing data/code and pre-registering our studies).
The group is funded to a large degree by an Emmy Noether research grant of the German Research Foundation.