Welcome to the Social, Cognitive
and Affective Neuroscience Unit
The Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Unit (SCAN-Unit) is an interdisciplinary center of the Department of Basic Psychological Research and Research Methods at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Vienna.
We perform research in the fields of social neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, and affective neuroscience. A major research focus is social cognition and behavior. In this domain, the SCAN-Unit has made substantial contributions to further our understanding of the neural underpinnings of empathy and understanding others, and their link to prosocial behavior, cooperation, and competition. Additional research interests include decision making, neuroeconomics, the interaction of emotion and cognition, as well as the neural correlates of conscious and unconscious processing.
Faculty of Psychology
University of Vienna