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.

Research projects

  • 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

Contact us

Andreas Olsson

K8 Department of Clinical Neuroscience
Content reviewer:
Felicia Lind