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Becoming Social SIGNED

Social Interaction Perception and the Social Brain Across Typical and Atypical Development

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Project "Becoming Social" data sheet

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Organization address
city: BANGOR
postcode: LL57 2DG

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 1˙500˙000 €
 EC max contribution 1˙500˙000 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-04-01   to  2022-03-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    BANGOR UNIVERSITY UK (BANGOR) coordinator 1˙500˙000.00


 Project objective

Social interactions are multifaceted and subtle, yet we can almost instantaneously discern if two people are cooperating or competing, flirting or fighting, or helping or hindering each other. Surprisingly, the development and brain basis of this remarkable ability has remained largely unexplored. At the same time, understanding how we develop the ability to process and use social information from other people is widely recognized as a core challenge facing developmental cognitive neuroscience. The Becoming Social project meets this challenge by proposing the most complete investigation to date of the development of the behavioural and neurobiological systems that support complex social perception. To achieve this, we first systematically map how the social interactions we observe are coded in the brain by testing typical adults. Next, we investigate developmental change both behaviourally and neurally during a key stage in social development in typically developing children. Finally, we explore whether social interaction perception is clinically relevant by investigating it developmentally in autism spectrum disorder. The Becoming Social project is expected to lead to a novel conception of the neurocognitive architecture supporting the perception of social interactions. In addition, neuroimaging and behavioural tasks measured longitudinally during development will allow us to determine how individual differences in brain and behaviour are causally related to real-world social ability and social learning. The planned studies as well as those generated during the project will enable the Becoming Social team to become a world-leading group bridging social cognition, neuroscience and developmental psychology.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Jon Walbrin, Kami Koldewyn
Dyadic interaction processing in the posterior temporal cortex
published pages: 296-302, ISSN: 1053-8119, DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.05.027
NeuroImage 198 2020-01-30
2017 Susanne Quadflieg, Kami Koldewyn
The neuroscience of people watching: how the human brain makes sense of other people\'s encounters
published pages: 166-182, ISSN: 0077-8923, DOI: 10.1111/nyas.13331
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1396/1 2020-01-30
2017 Leyla Isik, Kami Koldewyn, David Beeler, Nancy Kanwisher
Perceiving social interactions in the posterior superior temporal sulcus
published pages: E9145-E9152, ISSN: 0027-8424, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1714471114
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114/43 2019-04-18
2018 Jon Walbrin, Paul Downing, Kami Koldewyn
Neural responses to visually observed social interactions
published pages: 31-39, ISSN: 0028-3932, DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.02.023
Neuropsychologia 112 2019-04-18

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