The general aim of Emotion Lab's research is to describe behavioral, neural and computational principles underlying social and affective learning and decision-making.
Our research is motivated by a functional-evolutionary perspective, drawing on theory and methods from several disciplines, including cognitive neuroscience, psychophysiology, social psychology, and learning theory.
- Basic mechanisms of learning threat and safety (extinction)
- Social (e.g. vicarious and instructed) learning
- Social interaction and decision-making
- Impact of social cognition on emotional learning
- Development of experimental models of real world learning and psychological treatments