How are social interactions processed in the brain? How do we perceive other people´s intentions?
At Center for Social and Affective Neuroscience, CSAN, I'm currently investigating how social interactions and social stimuli are processed in the brain. Using fMRI I'm investigating the impact that social rejection and social acceptance have on the brain of healthy teenagers and of young adults with non-suicidal self injury (NSSI) and Autism spectrum (ASD) disorders.
In addition I'm also investigating the behavioural and cerebral processing of salient social stimuli in healthy subjects and in psychiatric groups.