Social interaction is a cornerstone of human life. The centre specializes in the new science of social interaction, a science that blends behavioural, computational and neuroimaging techniques to investigate human social function, communication and cooperation. Our research examines a range of mechanisms that underlie social interaction: from gestures and expressive signals, from the face, voice and body to language-based communication. We have special interest in how such local interactions affect the dynamics and structure of larger scale social networks.
- Appointment of a new chair in Social Neuroscience.
- Developing research strengths in relation to lifespan development of human social functions – with special emphasis on childhood, adolescence and healthy ageing. (PB, M-HG, DB, JH, SG)
- Extension toward the genetics of social functioning.
- Extension toward the psychopharmacology of social functioning.