Jeroen Delplanque

The Group in the Brain

Jeroen Delplanque (Supervisor: Frank Van Overwalle)

Just like persons, do we also hold representations of groups in our brain? The brain of humans has evolved to learn to live together in large groups with a complex cooperation. To achieve this goal, brains were needed that could remember the most reliable ingroups and dangerous outgroups. Where is this knowledge about groups located in the brain? Is this knowledge encoded in the same areas as representations of individuals?


Research themes

The social brain