Research in the SoBA Lab explores how we perceive and interact with other agents in a social world, under the direction of Dr. Richard Ramsey & Professor Emily S. Cross
The Social Brain in Action Lab is based jointly within the Psychology and Cognitive Science departments at Macquarie University in sunny Sydney, Australia, and also at the University of Glasgow's Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology in bonnie Scotland. We also continue to have several wonderful PhD students and collaborators working on projects at Bangor University in North Wales. So whether you like your social neuroscience hot and dry, or cool and damp, we have you covered!
Extending hearty and endless thanks to all who made the 5th Edition of the Virtual Social Interactions workshop SUCH a success! With over 100 participants zooming & gather-towning in from all over the world, it was a whirlwind two days of fantastic research, scintillating discussions, and provocative ideas. You can check out more info about the workshop, as well as a wonderful workshop synopsis, here!
A year on from the seismic events that spurred our lab to spend time actively engaging with and reflecting on our roles and resposibilities for promoting social equality, the SoBA Lab held a provocative, stimulating and constructive lab meeting assess what we've been learning and what actions we want to take to make further progress in this area, both as individuals and as a lab. Please visit our our social equality page for our ongoing thinking and updates about our discussions and actions in this domain.
Our research is made possible by generous funding from a number of national and international sources - for more details on current and past funding, click the image below.