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

16.05.2021
 

New paper published

Socio-cognitive training impacts emotional and perceptual self-salience but not self-other distinction

 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

09.09.2021
 

Wasser vor Verunreinigung mit PM-Stoffen schützen - Fakultät mit dabei.

15.05.2021
 

New paper on empathy for pain

Beyond Sharing Unpleasant Affect — Evidence for Pain-Specific Opioidergic Modulation of Empathy for Pain

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...

02.09.2021
 

Sozialpsychologie im Kontext von Arbeit, Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft.

03.05.2021
 

New paper published

"The administration of the opioid buprenorphine decreases motivational error signals" published in Psychoneuroendocrinology

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

24.08.2021
 

Katharina Woharcik im univie Blog über ihr Psychologie-Studium.