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Leaders in social neuroscience:
An interview with Dr. Jean Decety

Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
University of Chicago

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The Dark Side of Power Posing: Cape or Kryptonite?

Originally published at Scientific American MIND

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Why you comply matters: the refined role of rLPFC in social norm compliance

By Karolina Lempert and Oriel FeldmanHall

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Leaders in social neuroscience:
An interview with Dr. Bruce Bartholow

Professor of Psychological Sciences,
University of Missouri

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The Seductive Allure of Neuroscience and the Science of Persuasion

Originally published at Scientific American MIND

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The problem with scientific tribalism

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.” – Charles Dickens, 1859

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Leaders in social neuroscience:
An interview with Dr. Michael Platt

Professor of Neurobiology, Duke University

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Psychology and Neuroscience Are on the Same Side

A response to “Bursting the Neuro-Utopian Bubble.”

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Social Neuroscience and the “Neuroscience Backlash”

There has recently been a “neuroscience backlash”: psychologists Sally Satel and Scott Lilienfeld have critiqued “mindless neuroscience,” and New York Times columnist David Brooks has criticized the reduction of mind to neural firing. These issues are particularly relevant to social …

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NYU Social Neuroscience Colloquium Report: Dr. Tiffany Ito

Ito’s research on race perception addresses how our minds make sense of us vs. them

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