Daniela Schiller, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience
Friedman Brain Institute

“Navigating Social Space”
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 4:30pm
101 Peretsman Scully Hall
Hosted by: 
Zidong Zhao and Yeon Soon Shin
Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Neuroscience & Social Decision Making

How do we place ourselves within a social structure? Social encounters provide opportunities to become intimate or estranged from others and to gain or lose power over them. The locations of others on the axes of power and intimacy can serve as reference points for our own position in the social space. The goal of our research is to uncover the neural encoding of these social coordinates. This talk will describe recent experiments tracking the online neural encoding of the perceived locations of others relative to us through dynamic interactions with multiple peers, and the implementation of social navigational computations in psychiatric patients.