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 within the School of Psychologcal Sciences at Macquarie University and the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour & Development at Western Sydney University in sunny Sydney, Australia, and also at the University of Glasgow's Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology in bonnie Scotland. We also have several wonderful PhD students and collaborators continuing to work 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!
We held our annual SoBA Lab Social Equality check -in meeting on 30 June, during which discussions topics (and shared resources) ranged from women in science to diversifying public outreach efforts/widening access, to the connections between America's recent restrictions on women's rights and the abolition of slavery. Check out our social equality page for a synopsis of this year's discussion, as well as links to articles & resources discussed.
How wonderful it was to host a good bunch of our Sydney-based lab members for a Sunday afternoon social in the dazzling winter sun - check out some of the images to the right!
Thanks to all those Sydneysiders who turned up for our Dancing Brains & Thinking Bodies event at Vivid Sydney at the end of May! It was a fantastic afternoon of dance and real-time brain imaging brought to life by a crack team of artists and academics! And thanks to our lab's involvement on an upcoming ABC Catalyst TV program about dance and ageing, if you missed our event at Vivid, you migth be able to catch some of the content when the ABC program airs later this year - will add details here when available...
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.