CU Social Neuroscience Lab
Our lab uses a social neuroscience approach to study the mechanisms that underlie complex social processes. This approach uses an interdisciplinary, multi-level perspective to understand the interplay between neural systems and social processes in determining behavior (Ito & Cacioppo, 2001, 2007). Our research integrates theories and methods from social psychology, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience to study issues related to stereotyping, prejudice, person perception, drug addiction, and recovery from traumatic brain injury. Our methods include event-related brain potentials (ERPs), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), measures of autonomic nervous system activity such skin conductance and heart rate, facial electromyography (EMG), and behavioral measures.