Social and Affective Neuroscience
Our research strives to uncover the neurobiological bases of human social relations. In this research, we take a between-brain perspective. This means we are not primarily interested in the brains of single individuals, but in the interaction between brains. One aim of this research is to model the dynamics of interindividual relations and social networks at the neural level. Closely interlinked with this research is the second focus of our research, the neurobiological bases of emotional experiences.
To measure neural activity, we mainly use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). To analyse these data, we combine standard analysis techniques we novel multivariate techniques which we develop in collaboration with our cooperation partners.
Focus of research:
- Neurobiological bases of human social relations
- Neurobiological bases of emotions
- Development of multivariate data analysis techniques