Social Cognition and Social Neuroscience

Principal Investigator:

Prof. Dr. KÁLLAI, János

Group members:

BARCSI, Beatrix

FELDMANN, Ádám

HEGEDŰS, Gábor

IVASKIEVICS, Krisztián

KASZÁS, Beatrix

KOCSOR, Ferenc

KOLTAI, Eszter

SZOLCSÁNYI, Tibor, PhD.


The social behavior originated from newborn and mother interaction that based upon bio-psychologically determined affective and cognitive recognitions and response patters. The biologically and psychologically active partners of this relationship results in a common phenomenological described dimension that dedicated as a feeling of own body, caregivers, objects, and autobiographical events and feeling of others persons and individual’s body, concept, objects, events.

The goals of our research group to study how a person differentiated from the others, setting up a physical and cognitive border between individual space’s holders. How a subject able to discriminate own self and others self and utilize person centered (egocentric) and object centered (allocentric) references system on the same time and same space. Next issues: What is the differences between the egocentic and peripersonal spatial references and how we able to make a differences between allocentric and extrapersonal frames of references. Navigating a subject on or into his/her body applies same or different spatial representation as the physically defined space does?

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