Social and Cognitive Neuroscience (in the wild) Lab

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see

Henry David Thoreau

It is clear that the filters through which we see the world – our beliefs, our emotions, our knowledge – shape our perception, behavior and interaction with other people.
Our lab is interested in studying brain mechanisms underlying shared and divergent understanding of real-life situations during real-life interactions.

We do so by…

Behavioral  & Eye-Tracking Experiments
We conduct behavioral and eye-tracking experiments to study individual differences in interpretation of the same situation

We use complex stimuli such as movies and stories (that includes the richness of events occurring in daily-life) while measuring the brain response in the MRI scanner

We measure the brain response of two (or more) individuals while they interact using fNIRS