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
- May 9th: Social Neuroscience Journal Club (note date change)
- May 20th: Social Neuroscience colloquium featuring Dr. Roberto Caldara
- Dr. David Amodio’s work on health and ingroup pride featured on Public Radio International. Listen and read it here
- New fMRI paper by Ratner, Kaul & Van Bavel out in SCAN. Read it here
- Dr. Nathaniel Daw receives the Young Investigator Award from the Society for Neuroeconomics for his significant impact on knowledge in the field.
- Dr. Jay Van Bavel receives the Early Career Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Social Neuroscience from the Society for Social Neuroscience