AG Soziale und Affektive Neurowissenschaften

Welcome to the Social and Affective Imaging Lab (SAIL)!

We are interested in the biological foundations of social behaviour. A question that drives much of our research is how the brain shapes social relations between individuals and at larger societal scales. We believe that understanding the flow of information from one brain to another at a neural level is a key to answer this question.

We mainly use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), but we also look at information flow and social cognition from a behavioural perspective, using self-report questionnaires, physiological recordings acquired with plug-and-play portable devices and button-press paradigms.