The Social Brain in Action Lab is based within the School of Psychology at Bangor University in picturesque North Wales.
Under the directorship of Dr. Richard Ramsey and Dr. Emily Cross, research in the SoBA Lab explores how we perceive and interact with other people in a social world. Broadly speaking, research within the SoBA Lab falls within the domains of Social Cognition, Social Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroscience.
Our current research is funded by a number of national and international organizations, including the Economic and Social Research Council, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, the Ministry of Defense, the Wellcome Trust and the European Commission.
For more information about us and our research, please explore the SoBA site!
5/2014 - SoBA research on imitation and robots in the media spotlight
5/2014 - PhD Studentship now available to study social perception in those with and without ASD - fluency in Welsh required
5/2014 - Can neuroscience teach us anything about the aesthetic experience? Join Emily at the AXNS Collective debate in London on 21 May
3/2014 - SoBA postdoc Dr. Alex Jones & his research on face perception with & w/o makeup is taking the #nomakeupselfie world by storm - as featured in The Conversation as well!
3/2014 - For SoBA fans in the Bay Area, come hear about our research on perceiving non-human agents at Robots & New Media at UC Berkeley
07/2013 - CONGRATS to Louise for her outstanding, prize-winning poster presentation at the IMPRS NeuroCom summer school in Leipzig
07/2013 - BBC Coverage of Emily on her soapbox for science
12/2012 - Faculty of 1000 love for our knotty knot-tying study
11/2012 - Check out the Brain of a Dancer event on 18 November to experience dance neuroscience in action
09/2012 - Brains and dance at the 2012 McMaster Neuromusic Conference
06/2012 - Excitement all around for Rich and Emily, who have just been named ESRC Future Research Leaders!
02/2012 - The BBC's take on Emily & Riley's dance engaging science collaboration
02/2012 - SoBA Lab hosts Forsythe Company dancer Riley Watts for some brain on dance collaborative fun (see Bangor video here)