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.

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Upcoming Events


  • May 12th, 2015: Neuroeconomics Colloquium feat. Daniela Schiller
  • May 12th, 2015: Departmental Talk feat. Tal Yarkoni
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  • New paper from David Amodio provides a comprehensive review on the neuroscience of prejudice and stereotyping. Read it here
  • New paper from Jon Freeman shows that the¬†amygdala responds to the trustworthiness of unseen faces. Read it here
  • New fMRI paper in SCAN from Oriel FeldmanHall suggests that moral cognition is a dynamic process. Read it here
  • New paper from David Amodio investigates the neural correlates of moral emotion in response to prejudice feedback. Read it¬†here
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