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Social Cognition in Adolescents: Brain Networks and Social Networks

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Organization address
address: DE BOELELAAN 1105
postcode: 1081 HV

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙998˙655 €
 EC max contribution 1˙998˙655 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-02-01   to  2021-01-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    STICHTING VU NL (AMSTERDAM) coordinator 1˙998˙655.00


 Project objective

The forming of social bonds is an evolutionary imperative, and a rich target for empirical research. Social scientists have scrutinized the structure of the elaborate social networks that characterize today’s society. Neuroscientists have elucidated the brain mechanisms underlying our ability to navigate this social world. Yet, these research lines have been largely separated. This proposal aims to integrate social network research and social brain research, focusing on adolescence as the most dynamic phase shaping the interplay between social networks and the social brain. Social development in adolescents is clearly driven by maturation of specific social-cognitive functions; yet these functions are manifest in, and moulded by, interpersonal relationships within social networks. I aim to clarify how changes in the social brain relate to changes in social network position and structure during adolescent development. This can be achieved by using the quantitative tools of social network analysis in conjunction with the experimental approach of social neuroscience. I plan to investigate a cohort of approximately 1000 adolescents nested in 50 classes in a longitudinal design with 6 measurements over 3 years; fMRI investigating task-related functional activation and connectivity is conducted yearly in a subsample of 100. The neural and behavioural correlates of social cognition are investigated using experimental tasks tapping i) understanding others and ii) interacting with others; social behaviour is charted through ecological momentary assessment techniques; social networks are mapped using surveys and digital information acquired routinely via mobile phones (mobile sensing). This approach clarifies how during a crucial developmental phase the social brain shapes the social environment, and vice versa, the social environment influences maturation of the social brain.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2017 Imke L.J. Lemmers-Jansen, Lydia Krabbendam, Dick J. Veltman, Anne-Kathrin J. Fett
Boys vs. girls: Gender differences in the neural development of trust and reciprocity depend on social context
published pages: 235-245, ISSN: 1878-9293, DOI: 10.1016/j.dcn.2017.02.001
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 25 2019-06-06
2018 Jeroen Pronk, Tjeert Olthof, Frits A. Goossens, Lydia Krabbendam
Differences in adolescents’ motivations for indirect, direct, and hybrid peer defending
published pages: , ISSN: 0961-205X, DOI: 10.1111/sode.12348
Social Development 2019-05-22
2018 Jacintha M. Tieskens, J. Marieke Buil, Susanne Koot, Lydia Krabbendam, Pol A.C. van Lier
Elementary school children\'s associations of antisocial behaviour with risk-taking across 7-11 years
published pages: 1052-1060, ISSN: 0021-9630, DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12943
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 59/10 2019-05-07
2018 Nikki C. Lee, Wouter D. Weeda, Catherine Insel, Leah H. Somerville, Lydia Krabbendam, Mariëtte Huizinga
Neural substrates of the influence of emotional cues on cognitive control in risk-taking adolescents
published pages: 20-34, ISSN: 1878-9293, DOI: 10.1016/j.dcn.2018.04.007
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience 31 2019-05-07
2018 Imke L.J. Lemmers-Jansen, Lydia Krabbendam, David M. Amodio, Niels J. Van Doesum, Dick J. Veltman, Paul A.M. Van Lange
Giving others the option of choice: An fMRI study on low-cost cooperation
published pages: 1-9, ISSN: 0028-3932, DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.12.009
Neuropsychologia 109 2019-05-07

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