Wagner Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab


We use stories and movies to understand how the brain makes sense of ourselves, other people and the things we desire...

Research Overview

The Wagner Lab is located in the Department of Psychology at The Ohio State University. Research in the lab is primarily focused on investigating the brain basis of how humans take disparate facts and observations about other persons and weave these into the complex and multidimensional character portraits that form the basis of our person knowledge. A seperate topic of research focuses on examining the behavioral and neural mechanisms of self-regulation and its failure.

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News

March 2021 A new paper with Tim Broom on indentification with fictional characters is out! PDF OSU Press Release

June 2020
Allison Londeree published a new paper using representational similarity analysis to study taste and health in the brain. PDF

September 2019
Our fMRI paper using a round-robin task among friends is out! PDF OSU Press Release

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