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“The Science of Awkwardness” by VSauce

For anybody who is interested in research on vicarious embarrassment we do recommend to watch this very illustrative and informative Youtube-video. It nicely summarizes the …

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Frontiers Special Issue on “The Social Side of Gilles-de-la-Tourette Syndrome”

For a long time, Gilles-de-la-Tourette Syndrome (GTS) has been considered a motor disorder characterized by its dominant features of vocal and motor tics. Neuroscientific research …

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New DFG-funded project in our group!

Dr. Laura Müller-Pinzler was granted an “Eigene Stelle” by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for three years to study how people form beliefs about themselves …

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SNL at the Minerva symposium in Jerusalem

Great symposium on “Understanding others” hosted by Anat Perry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Joint retreat with the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab in Torresina, Italy

Amidst the mountains of Piermont in the province of Cuneo we held our second joined Social/Cognitive Neuroscience Retreat.

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Successful application of DFG Research Group FOR_2698 “Cognitive theory for Tourette syndrome – a novel perspective”

Together with the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the Department of Neurology (Prof. Ulrike Krämer) we will study a social event coding approach to echophenomena in …

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Why we feel ashamed for close ones

Frieder Paulus explains how social closeness impacts the experience of vicarious embarrassment and why every kind of embarrassment demands an audience. See latest interview at www.sueddeutsche.de

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New eLIFE publication out!

The causal role of the somatosensory cortex in prosocial behaviour. Gallo S, Paracampo R, Müller-Pinzler L, Severo MC, Blömer L, Fernandes-Henriques C, Henschel A, Lammes BK, …

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The Impact Factor Fallacy – New publication at Frontiers in Psychology

Scientists receive grants, bonuses, and tenure depending on the perceived impact of the journals in which they publish their research. Using the journal impact factor …

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