D03: Conceptual representation in social cognition: frame-theoretical representation of “social partner”
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Funding period: 01.07.2015 – 30.06.2019
Project D03 focusses on abstract concepts in social cognition, investigating conceptual representations in animals. An agent may perceive someone else either as a social partner, as a competitor, or as a non-social object. D03 investigates the conditions under which social agents conceive of others as ‘partners’, and what can thereby be inferred on the nature and representation of the abstract concept. Since animal models allow for better standardization than human studies, D03 uses rats as model organisms. With the help of a rat model of prosocial choice, D03 will characterize the nature of the conceptual representation of ‘partner’ during social interactions.
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Kalenscher T, Schönfeld L, Löbner S, Wöhr M, van Berkel M, Zech M, van Wingerden M (under review) Rat ultrasonic vocalizations as social reinforcers – implications for a multilevel model of the cognitive representation of action and rats’ social world. In Löbner, Sebastian, Thomas Gamerschlag, Tobias Kalenscher, Markus Schrenk & Henk Zeevat (eds.) Cognitive structures – linguistic, philosophical, and psychological perspectives.
Hernandez-Lallement J, van Wingerden M, Kalenscher T (2018) Towards an animal model of callousness. Neurosci Biobehav Rev.
Hernandez-Lallement J, van Wingerden M, Schable S, Kalenscher T (2017) A Social Reinforcement Learning Hypothesis of Mutual Reward Preferences in Rats. Curr Top Behav Neurosci 30:159-176.
Schönfeld, L. M., Jahanshahi, A., Lemmens, E., Bauwens, M., Hescham, S. A., Schipper, S., … & Temel, Y. (2017) Motor cortex stimulation does not lead to functional recovery after experimental cortical injury in rats. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 1-11.
Hernandez-Lallement J, van Wingerden M, Schable S, Kalenscher T (2016) Basolateral amygdala lesions abolish mutual reward preferences in rats. Neurobiol Learn Mem 127:1-9.
Oberließen L, Hernandez-Lallement J, Schäble S, van Wingerden M, Seinstra M, Kalenscher T (2016) Inequity aversion in rats, Rattus norvegicus. Anim Behav 115:157-166.
Hernandez-Lallement J, Van Wingerden M, Marx C, Srejic M, Kalenscher T (2015) Rats prefer mutual rewards in a prosocial choice task. Frontiers in Neuroscience 8:1-9.
Trier (D), 2018. Research seminar at Trier university. Host: Bernadette von Dawans. Title: How stress hormones influence judgment, choice and social preferences
Marburg (D), 2018. Workshop on Methods in Neuroscience by the German Neuroscience Society. Host: Markus Wöhr. Title: Psychological and neural basis of social preferences in rats
Oxford (UK), 2018. Workshop on Evolutionary Biology and Behavioural Economics. Host: Gijsbert Werner. Title: Behavioural and neural basis of inequity aversion in rats
Shenzhen (CHN), 2018. Research seminar at Shenzhen university. Host: Yin Wu. Title: How stress hormones influence judgment, choice and social preferences
Shanghai (CHN), 2018. SINOGFOS meeting of the Humboldt foundation and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Host: Humboldt foundation. Title: Hormones and Behaviour
Beijing (CHN), 2018. Research seminar at Peking university. Host: Xioalin Zhou. Title: Why do we need animals to study the neurobiology of economic decision-making?
Beijing (CHN), 2018. Research seminar at Peking university. Host: Xioalin Zhou. Title: Inequity aversion in rats
Beijing (CHN), 2018. Research seminar at Peking university. Host: Xioalin Zhou. Title: Stress and decision-making
Nice (FR), 2018. Research seminar. Host: Nobuyuki Hanaki. Title: Why do we need animals to study the neurobiology of economic decision-making?
Aachen (D), 2018. Research colloquium. Host: Sina Radke. Title: Stress and decision-making
Curacao, 2018. Winter Conference on Neural Plasticity. Host: Stefan Knecht. Title: The effects of stress hormones on social discounting
Amsterdam (NL), 2017. Amsterdam University College. Host: Paul Lucassen. Title: Stress hormones and intergroup behavior.
Luzern (CH), 2017. Keynote speaker at the Schweizer Richtertagung (Meeting of the Swiss nation judge association). Host: Anastasia Falkner. Title: Die Neurobiologie der Urteilsbildung (The neurobiology of judgment)
Toronoto (CAN), 2017. Meeting of the Society for Neuroeconomics. Title: The money illusion in rat consumers – budget effects on demand elasticity depend on anterior cingulate cortex integrity
Paris (NL), 2017. State of Mind Workshop. Host: OECD. Title: Stress hormones, choice and revealed preferences
Amsterdam (NL), 2017. 6th postgraduate ONWAR course in Behavioural Neuroscience. Host: Oliver Stiedl. Title: Behavioral and neural basis of inequity aversion in rats
Bochum (D), 2017. Research Colloquium. Host: Oliver Wolf. Title: How stress hormones influence judgment, choice and social preferences
Lunteren (NL), 2017. Dutch Neuroscience Meeting 2017. Host: Erno Hermans. Title: Psychoneuroendocrinological influences on decision making and social preferences
Gmunden (AT), 2017. Keynote speaker at the NeuroIS Retreat 2017. Host: René Riedl. Title: Why do we need animals to understand economic decision making?
Trier (D), 2017. Psychologie und Gehirn. Host: Frank Krüger. Title: The amygdala and its influence on social behavior in rats (talk by Lisa Schönfeld)
Potsdam (D), 2017. Sino-German Frontiers of Science Symposium 2017. Host: Humboldt Foundation. Title: Comparative Psychology
Nijmegen (NL), 2017. TNU Seminars @Donders. Host: Mike X Cohen. Title: Psychological and neural basis of inequity aversion in rats
Lübeck (D), 2017. 2nd Meeting on Perspectives in Social Neuroscience – Social Interaction from Rodents to Humans. Host: Sören Krach. Title: Psychological and neural basis of inequity aversion in rats
Maastricht (NL), 2017. Research Colloquium Maastricht. Host: Arno Riedl. Title: Neural and psychopharmacological underpinnings of social discounting
Hangzhou (China), 2016. International Conference on Neuroeconomics and Neuromanagement. Host: Qingguo Ma. Title: Behavioral and neural antecedents of inequity aversion.
St. Andrews (UK), 2016. Motivation and Cognitive Control Symposium. Host: Martin O’Neill. Title: Behavioral and neural basis of inequity aversion in rats.
Delmenhorst, 2016. Social Neuroscience Workshop at the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg. Host: Jean-Claude Dreher. Title: Neuroendocrine modulators of social discounting.
Lübeck, 2016. Lübeck University. Host: Soyoung Park. Title: How stress influences thinking and decision making.
Zürich (CH), 2016. Talk at the Department of Economics. Host: Philippe Tobler. Title: Behavioral and neural basis of inequity aversion in rats.
Berlin, 2016. Psychologie und Gehirn. Host: Hauke Heekeren. Title: Neuroendocrine modulators of social disocunting.
Krakau (PL), 2016. Neuronus Meeting. Host: Barbara Fryzel. Title: Behavioral and neural basis of inequity aversion in rats.
Weggis (CH), 2016. Decision Making in Wealth and Health. Host: Peter Pühringer. Title: How stress influences thinking and decision-making.
Miami (USA), 2015. Meeting of the Society for Neuroeconomics. Host: The Society for Neuroeconomics / Cami Kuhnen. Title: Basolateral amygdala lesions abolish mutual reward preference in rats