Harvard Intergroup Neuroscience Lab


Lab Director | Mina Cikara

We study how the mind, brain, and behavior change when social relations shift from "me versus you" to "us versus them."

The Harvard Intergroup Neuroscience Lab uses social psychological and cognitive neuroscience approaches to study how group membership and prejudice change the course of social cognition. Specifically, we use a wide range of tools—standard laboratory experiments, implicit and explicit behavioral measures, fMRI and psychophysiology—to study how failures of empathy, dehumanization, and misunderstanding unfold in the mind and brain. We are equally interested in the behavioral consequences of these processes.

We are located in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.