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The social hotspot is of interest
to anyone who studies neuropsychological aspects
of human behavior in a social context.

LIBC Social Hotspot

social neuroscienceHumans are fundamentally a social species, rather than individualists. As such, people create organizations beyond the individual—structures that range from dyads, families, and groups to cities, civilizations, and cultures. The LIBC-social hotspot is interested in social neuroscience. This is an interdisciplinary field devoted to understanding how biological systems implement social processes and behavior. The work in this field shows that the presence of others influences people's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Within the social hotspot, topics are studied that move beyond cognitive and neural processes. Social neuroscientists are interested in the situational and environmental factors that affect people's behavior. In the field of social neuroscience, we can thus not only provide insight in how social factors and demands affect what people choose to do, but also how they influence brain processes, and how these factors help people to generate, stimulate or regulate what they actually do.


 Sylvius lecture Jay van Bavel




When? on September the 14th at 4:30pm

Where? room 1A01, Faculty of Social Sciences 



Two new papers about moral behavior from LIBC-social members got published in Biological Psychology.

Van Dillen, L. F., Enter, D., Peters, L. P. M., Van Dijk, W. W., & Rotteveel, M. (2016). Moral fixations: The role of moral integrity and social anxiety in the selective avoidance of social threat.

Lelieveld, G. -J., Shalvi, S, & Crone, E. A. (2016). Lies that feel honest: Dissociating between incentive and deviance processing when evaluating dishonesty.