Friday, February 15, 2019 at 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Uris Hall, 302
Social sciences need good behavioral theories, i.e. theories that deal adequately with the influence of changing contexts on behavior. What do we gain in this regard by considering how the brain works? Is this dealing with the brain not far too removed from social science? Well, no: the brain is our organ that is most sensitive to the influence of social contexts. In this seminar, we will cover a broad spectrum of this sensitivity, its relation to behavior, and the question why considering this spectrum is likely to make us better social scientists.