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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
October 26, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Social Brain, Body and Action Lab

Principal Investigator: Dr. Sukhvinder Obhi

Research Summary: Research in the Social Brain, Body & Action lab is concerned with the neurocognitive processes that underlie social perception, social interaction and actions made in social contexts (including mimicry and imitative actions). In addition, we study intentional action and the sense of agency (i.e., control) over self-produced actions and outcomes. We are especially interested in individual differences in the processes that we study and have focused our efforts on constructs such as self-construal and power as well as other personality variables. 

Implications of the Research: By understanding the neurocognitive bases of socially situated actions and the personal sense of agency along with the variation in these processes across individuals, we hope to provide a foundation for future translational research that could help patients who suffer from disorders of social cognition.

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