The NYU Social Neuroscience Network fosters research and education in the broad field of social neuroscience. To this end, we organize colloquia, seminars, and other training events, and provide a hub for collaboration among affiliates.
Our affliliates include internationally recognized scientists and scholars, and postdoctoral fellows and students in NYU programs who conduct research on a range of topics within the broad purview of social neuroscience.
What is Social Neuroscience?
Social neuroscience seeks to understand the psychological and biological bases of social behavior. How does the brain support our social relationships? How do biological systems produce our thoughts, feelings, and actions toward other people? And, conversely, how do our social experiences affect the brain, body, and physical health? Social neuroscientists address questions like these from multiple scientific perspectives, often integrating the approaches of social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, neurobiology, neuropsychology, and philosophy.Click here for more information about this field
Areas of ResearchLearn More About Our Research
- January 30, 2014: Social Neurosciene Colloquium feat. Dr. Jean Decety
- April 24, 2014: Social Neuroscience Colloquium feat. Dr. Martha Farah
- Political Neuroscience: A new comprehensive review by Jost, Nam, Amodio, & Van Bavel in Advances in Political Psychology. Read it here
- ERPs for Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience: A new paper by Amodio, Bartholow and Ito highlight utility of ERPs in SCAN. Read it here
- Our very own Elizabeth Phelps has just been awarded the 2014 Distinguished Scholar Award from the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society!