The SCAN lab uses functional neuroimaging and behavioral methods to study social cognition. In particular we study how people infer the thoughts, feelings and opinions of others (i.e., how we mentalize), how people understand the self and how people understand social groups and social categories.
The Polinsky Language Sciences Lab is a linguistics lab that examines questions of language structure and its effect on the ways in which people use and process language in real time. We distribute much of our research through our website and our Dataverse.
Professor Jennifer Lerner and Professor Yuval Feldman's research project on Emotion and Legal Reasoning consists of literature review, assistance in preparing submissions to IRB, support in development of experimental design, running experiments at the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory, and data analysis. Read more about Emotion and Legal Reasoning
The project is a longitudinal study of state legislative responses to demographic change. In particular we are interested in the relationship between growth in a state's minority population and efforts to restrict voting rights. Our empirical scope includes legislative efforts in every U.S. state, from 2000-2012 . The scholar is responsible for collecting and coding data on state legislative activity regarding voting rights. We are trying to determine to what extent state efforts to restrict voting rights--e.g. Read more about State Legislative Responses to Demographic Change
The SCAN lab studies how humans understand the thoughts, feelings and mental states of other people. We employ both functional neuroimaging (fMRI) and behavioral methods to study the neural correlates and processes of social cognition. Read more about The Challenges of Understanding Others