Björn Lindström

Björn Lindström

Senior Forskare
Besöksadress: Nobels väg 9, 17165 Solna
Postadress: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 Psykologi A Olsson Lindström, 171 77 Stockholm

Om mig

  • My research focuses on understanding the psychological, computational, and neural mechanisms involved in social learning—the process through which we 

  • acquire knowledge from and about others. Social learning is a critical aspect of human culture and cultural evolution as it allows the transmission of ideas and behaviors across generations. I employ a multi-methods approach, combining behavioral experiments, computational modeling, and neuroimaging techniques.


  • After completing my PhD in Psychology at Karolinska Institutet in 2014, I had the opportunity to further my research through a Marie-Curie fellowship at the Zürich Center for Neuroeconomics, University of Zürich, collaborating with Professor Philippe Tobler. During this time, I investigated the neural mechanisms underlying social learning. I then joined the University of Amsterdam as a postdoctoral researcher for
    two years, working with David Amodio. From 2020 to 2022, I held a tenured Assistant Professor position at the Department of Social and Organizational Psychology at VU Amsterdam. 

  • In 2021, I received a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant and a Wallenberg Academy Fellowship grant. These grants provide support for my research on social learning and cultural evolution. As of 2023, I have returned to the Karolinska Institutet and rejoined the Division for Psychology at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience.



Alla övriga publikationer



  • Senior Forskare, Klinisk neurovetenskap, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-

Examina och utbildning

  • Medicine Doktorsexamen, Karolinska Institutet, 2017

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