Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Company: Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Title: Director of the Department of Social Neuroscience
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Fields of operation: Social, Science
Since 2010, Tania Singer is the Director of the Department of Social Neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, where she investigates the foundations of human social behaviour. More specifically, she investigates the developmental, neural, and hormonal mechanisms underlying social cognition, social and moral emotions (such as empathy, compassion, envy, revenge, and fairness), emotion-regulation capacities, and social decision making. Therefore, she uses a multi-method approach with techniques from neuroscience (e.g., functional & structural MRI, TMS, EEG), developmental and social psychology (e.g., experience-sampling methods), psychobiology (e.g., hormonal and autonomic measures), and economics (e.g., game theoretic paradigms).