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.   

Avery Van De Water receives 2022 ReproNim/INCF Training Fellowship

Monday, April 4, 2022
Avery Van De Water has accepted a fellowship sponsored jointly by ReproNim and the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility which will allow her to gain valuable experience in conducting and training others in reproducible neuroimaging practices.

New Publication

Friday, April 1, 2022
Caltech Conte Center, a multimodal data resource for exploring social cognition and decision-making

New Publication

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Video-evoked fMRI BOLD responses are highly consistent across different data acquisition sites

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.   


Research Opportunity Flyer
Research Opportunity Flyer