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Cooperation & Altruism

How does the brain support other-directed prosocial behaviors like helping and sharing? 

At the Center for Translational Social Neuroscience, we are able to study these behaviors in intelligent and socially complex species like capuchin monkeys and chimpanzees, and then relate these results to studies of actual human social interactions.

Investigators Studying Cooperation and Altruism

de Waal Frans BM de Waal, Ph.D.
rilling James Rilling, Ph.D.