Social interaction and communication

Social interactions are crucial for our health and well-being across our lifespan. Positive social behaviours will also be fundamental for solving several global challenges such as climate change, infectious disease and ageing populations. Researchers in this theme therefore study social cognition and behaviour, as well as the individual differences between people. We use several approaches and tools from cognitive neuroscience, psychology and economics to understand how people make social decisions, how willing people are to help others and be socially motivated, how people understand other people's thoughts and intentions, the kinematics of social movement, and many other aspects of social cognition and behaviour. A parallel stream of our work investigates social communication through language. Our aim is to discover the basic foundations of social interaction and communication and to promote positive social interactions across the lifespan.


Principal Investigators - Social interaction and communication

Affiliated Principal Investigators - Social interaction and communication

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