Purpose

We are interested in understanding the neural mechanisms underlying social cognition and emotional experiences. We focus on the cognitive and emotional consequences of brain pathologies whether psychiatric, acquired or developmental. In addition, recently we are involved in research projects that examine emotional and cognitive brain functions in healthy subjects using imaging and brain stimulation techniques.


Goals

  • Characterizing the anatomical correlates of social cognition. Understanding the neural basis of empathy. How do we understand each other? How do we recognize other people's emotions? How do we understand the others' mental states?
  • Understanding the emotional and social consequences of developmental disorders, affective disorders, personality disorders and schizophrenia.
  • Characterizing the anatomical correlates of decision-making and economic behavior. The role of emotion and perspective taking in decision making.
  • Understanding the anatomical correlates of competitive emotions such as envy and schadenfreude.

lab news

11/2/20 - We hosted the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab for a joined meeting. We thank them for sharing their research and insights with us, and hope to meet them again soon.

4-6/2/20 - Great representation of our lab by Lena, Hadas and Orit at the 8th IBBRC annual meeting.

2/2/20 - Congratulations to Dr. Leehe Peled-Avron, for receiving the prestigious postdoc scolarship of the Israel Science Foundation (ISF)!

10-13/7/19 - Amazing representation of our lab by Orit Nafcha and Inbar Marton at the Joint Action Meeting VIII.

18/6/19 - Great representation of our lab by Orit Nafcha and Inbar Marton at the 1st Haifa Social Sciences Conference: Social Scientists of the Future.

10/6/19 - Congratulations to Dr. Rotem Bennet on a fascinating presentation in the Sleek bar, as part of the wonderful project "PhD students on the Bar"!

27/5/19 - Great representation of our lab by Inbar Marton at The Israeli Human Neuroimaging Conference.

9-11/5/19 - Outstanding representation of our lab by Inbar Marton at the 3rd Artinis symposium!

15/4/19 - Congratulations to Amir Banner and Chen Oren on a successful presentation in the Nola-Socks pub, as part of the wonderful project "PhD students on the Bar".

24-25/3/19 - Amazing representation of our lab by Inbar Marton at the 15th Karniel Computational Motor Control Workshop.

12-14/3/19 - Great representation of our lab by Inbar and Orit at the ISBP annual meeting!

7/3/19 - Congratulations to Inbar Marton for winning the poster contest at the annual conference of the Israeli Society of Neuropsychology!

7/1/19 - Great representation of our lab by Rotem, Inbar and Hadas at the ISFN annual meeting.

  • SONA - Research participation system