Neural Bases of Cooperation: The Effects Belonging to Parochial Social Groups

Project Overview

The main topic of my project is the neurobiology of group belongingness. We use different methods (fMRI, psychometrics, behavioral experiments) to investigate what brain regions and process are behind what may be called ‘group attachment’, which occur when it comes to groups highly significant to individuals, as soccer teams or religion affiliation.

Our main aim is to compare how people behave in different inter-group situations, encompassing highly meaningful groups to arbitrary ones.