Imitation is a cognitive skill that human beings seem to master at remarkable ease. It is an important mechanism in social learning. Even newborn babies imitate. But do they really? Continue reading Imitation in Infants: Innate or Learned?
Most people have mixed feelings when it comes to teamwork. But how does your brain deal with it? Continue reading Brains in synchrony – the magic of being on the same wavelength
Would you like to experience owning the body of another person? Perhaps the body of a person of another sex, age, size? Then this is the opportunity for you: body swapping in virtual reality! Continue reading Body Transfer in Virtual Reality. How modifying the body in virtual reality can help in clinical treatment
Memory is often represented as something fixed, like an episode shot on a videotape, but it is seldom like that. In particular, social context can change our memories, highlighting the influence of social pressure in creating false beliefs. Continue reading How can other people influence our memories?
Oxytocin is a hormone involved in a host of processes, like birth and lactation, but you have probably heard of it as the “love hormone”. In fact, this popular image of oxytocin may need an update. Continue reading Oxytocin – The Story of a Misunderstood Hormone
What are the men in the picture feeling? It might seem like an easy question to you, but current research shows that people with schizophrenia might struggle with the answer. It is schizophrenia awareness week, so let’s seize this opportunity and talk about schizophrenia and the research on social cognitive impairments associated with this condition. Continue reading Impenetrable faces: Social cognition and schizophrenia