Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab

What we do

The Kliemann lab studies the neuroscience of human social behavior, from a basic research perspective, as well as in its applications to psychiatric (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorders) and neurological (e.g., focal brain lesions) conditions. We are interested in the biological basis of cognition in the brain, especially how the brain compensates and re-organizes. How does variation in brain structure and function lead to intact or impaired social cognition? How can we use insights from neuroimaging to better understand the psychological mechanisms? We use a multimodal approach (including behavioral, eye-tracking, lesion studies, structural and functional MRI) to study brain-cognition-behavior relations that ultimately produce complex social cognition.   


Photo of the Lab Team

The University of Iowa's Dare to Discover campaign highlights work by Avery Van De Water

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Avery Van De Water Presents At Neuroscience Research Day

Monday, October 30, 2023
Avery presents preliminary findings from their project focusing on how adults integrate social information across multiple sense.

Current Research

We are recruiting adults over the age of 18 for behavioral, eye tracking, and MRI studies. Check out our flyers below or contact us for more information.   


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