How do we understand others?

What are the neural bases of our emotions?

How is our social behavior shaped by the brain?

 

These are just some of the questions the SCAN unit has been investigating since its formation in 2010. We are a group of international researchers who combine psychological theory with cutting edge neuroscientific methodology to study the biological basis of human's social and emotional life.

Our special research focus lies on the neuroscience of empathy. We have made and continue to make essential contributions to our understanding of how people share the feelings of others and take their point of view. This research enterprise is complemented by research activities in the fields of decision making, moral behavior, and mental health.

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 News

27.12.2020
 

Awards for lab members (SfN Global Connectome)

Congratulations to Alexandrina Guran and Lei Zhang!

 Media

01.03.2021
 

Wenn wir interagieren, schwingen unsere Gehirne im Gleichtakt

Im täglichen Miteinander müssen Menschen sich immer wieder aufeinander einstellen. Dabei entstehen mitunter die gleichen Hirnaktivitäten. Was das zu...

 Fakultäts News

01.03.2021
 

Die Homepage der Professur "Stadt- und Umweltpsychologie" ist online.

03.08.2020
 

New paper from the lab!

Using reinforcement learning models in social neuroscience: frameworks, pitfalls and suggestions of best practices

16.12.2020
 

Wie sich Opiate auf unsere Empathiefähigkeit auswirken

Claus Lamm und Markus Rütgen untersuchen im Rahmen eines FWF-Projekts am Vienna Cognitive Science Hub die neuronalen Grundlagen der Empathie und...

01.03.2021
 

Erfolge von Mitarbeiter*innen der Fakultät auf unterschiedlichen Ebenen.

16.07.2020
 

New paper on the mechanisms of imitation

Being mimicked affects inhibitory mechanisms of imitation

07.10.2020
 

Coming together in the face of a threat

Commentary in Austrian daily newspaper by lab head Claus Lamm on connections between Covid-19 and climate catastrophe

09.02.2021
 

Psychische Gesundheit von Kindern & Jugendlichen muss geschützt werden!