We are interested in understanding the neural mechanisms underlying social cognition and emotional experiences. We focus on the cognitive and emotional consequences of brain pathologies whether psychiatric, acquired or developmental. In addition, recently we are involved in research projects that examine emotional and cognitive brain functions in healthy subjects using imaging and brain stimulation techniques.


lab news

07/07/23 | Haaretz article

Haaretz article "Brainstorming: Synchrony between the brains might be the secret power of humanity"

28/2/22 | Channel 12 interview

"Myths about love", starting 5:40

4/5/21 | ERC - Advanced Grant

Congratulations to Prof. Simone Shamay-Tsoory on winning the the most prestigious and high-regarded of the EU's personal research grants, and one of the most prestigious research grants in the world. Prof. Shamay-Tsoory won a grant for her proposal on the subject: "Brains that Fire Together Wire Together: Interbrain Plasticity Underlies Learning in Social Interactions."

5/23 | DIP-Deutsch-Israelische Projektkooperation Grant

"Reconnecting: the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the detrimental effects of social isolation"

by Shlomo Wagner-Department of Neurobiology, University of Haifa, 

Valery Grinevich-Department of Neuropeptide Research in Psychiatry, Central Institute of Mental Health, University of Heidelberg , 

Rene Hurlermann -Department of Psychiatry, University of Oldenburg,

Simone Shamay-Tsoory-Department of Psychology, University of Haifa

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