How do we understand others?

What are the neural bases of our emotions?

How is our social behavior shaped by the brain?

 

The Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Unit has been working on answering these questions, and more. We are an interdisciplinary research group based at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Vienna, Austria. Our members, both national and international researchers, investigate the biological bases of human's social and emotional life, combining psychological theory with cutting edge neuroscientific methodology.

Our special research focus lies on the neuroscience of empathy. Our members are making essential contributions to understanding how people can share the feelings of others, and take their point of view. This research enterprise is complemented by research activities int the fields of decision making, moral behavior, and mental health.

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 News

01.08.2018
 

Placebo Imaging Consortium, including Claus Lamm

New publication with Placebo Imaging Consortium in JAMA Neurology

 Media

17.07.2018
 

Empathy and the discussion about refugees

Claus Lamm was interviewed about empathy, the current fate of the boys in a Thai cave and the fate of refugees

 Fakultäts News

19.07.2018
 

Wie nutzen Jugendliche Medien? Das untersucht eine Forschungsplattform.

16.05.2018
 

Pfabigan, Wucherer, Lamm

New paper: Internal control beliefs and reference frame concurrently impact early performance monitoring ERPs

25.06.2018
 

Empathy and working atmosphere

Claus Lamm was interviewed for the magazine "In Arbeit"

17.07.2018
 

Die Kurse der Personalentwicklung für das WS 2018 sind online.

02.05.2018
 

Lamm et al.

New paper: Psychometric properties of the Epworth Sleepiness Scale: A factor analysis and item-response theory approach.

18.05.2018
 

Claus Lamm interviewed about "empathy"

Claus Lamm in "Kurier" (Austrian newspaper)

19.06.2018
 

Festakt mit Rektor Engl, Dekanin Schober und 70 geladenen Gästen ...