Neuroscience and Social Decision Making Series
To interact effectively with others, people consider the minds of others (e.g., what they believe will happen, what their intentions are) and share the contents of their own minds. This talk addresses two distinct questions: (1) How does thinking about the minds of others impact different types of social interactions, namely cooperative and competitive interactions? (2) What drives people to share information with others, and what types of information do people like sharing? At the end, I will sketch out a new study combining both components of social interactions, investigating how neural dynamics between interacting partners track with the quality of an interaction and perceived closeness between interaction partners.