Tiago Soares Bortolini
In this project, we are mainly interested in the neurobiology of group belongingness. We use different methods (fMRI, psychometrics, qualitative data, behavioral experiments) to investigate what are the networks and process behind what may be called ‘group attachment’. We are currently using soccer fans as a model of a highly significant group. We aim to characterize the different "types" of fans in Brazil, and the psychological and physiological underpinnings of soccer fandom (which may be somehow generalized to other groups).
Supervisor: Jorge Moll