Physiological and Cultural Foundations of Human Social Behavior

Saturday, 15 February 2014: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Grand Ballroom E (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
The human animal is the most sophisticated cooperator in the animal kingdom. No other species disposes of such fine-tuned social interactions, enabling the "human animal" to create complex societies and economies. To make this complex cooperation work, it needs elements of human social behavior like empathy, fairness perceptions and betrayal aversion. This session focuses on recent findings in social neurosciences and behavioral economics on the physiological and cultural foundations of these traits of human social behavior.
Geraldine Barry, European Commission, Joint Research Center
Krzysztof Maruszewski, European Commission, Joint Research Center
Joan Chiao, Northwestern University
Cultural and Neural Basis of Empathy
Daniel Houser, George Mason University
Neural Signatures of Betrayal Aversion
Benedikt Herrmann, European Commission, Joint Research Center
Spite Versus Fairness: What Makes the Difference in the Brain?
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