Social Brain: Neuropsychology of Social BehaviorsSemester Course

The Social Brain: Neuropsychology of Social Behaviors, Semester Course
Major Discipline(s)
Human Development, Neuroscience, Psychology
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

The goal of this course is to explore the neural basis of human social interaction. We study how social psychology and neuroscience inform our understanding of social behavior, with each discipline offering a unique and complimentary perspective. Emphasis is placed on research findings in social neuroscience. Examples of topics include social brain development, the self in social interaction, emotion, theory of mind, and empathy.


Lone Vesterager Martinus

DIS Copenhagen Semester Faculty

M.A., Clinical Psychology (University of Aarhus, 1993). Licensed clinical psychologist (1996).Has worked as a psychologist and neuropsychologist both in private practice and rehabilitations centers (1993-2009). Head of educational and teaching department, Center for Rehabilitation of Brain Injury (University of Copenhagen, 2009 - present). External Lecturer, Institute of Nordic Studies and Linguistics & Dept. of Psychology (University of Copenhagen, 2011 - present). Guest lecturer at DIS 2000-2012. With DIS since 2012.

Psychology, Lone Vesterager Martinus