About the Symposium

Social Cognition is an expanding field of study that has come to include researchers from various disciplines like: psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Artificial Intelligence. Social Cognition is focused on exploring how individuals use their cognition and social signals (e.g. facial expressions, gaze) to interact in a group and infer each other’s intentions, emotions, decisions, and perspectives. ‘The goal of social cognition is to provide mechanistic, process-oriented explanations of complex social phenomena.

We are ICBS

The Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences (ICBS) is a multidisciplinary institution for research and post-graduate education at Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. The ICBS was established in 2013. It has become an environment for mutual scientific activities related to cognitive and brain sciences


Chris Moore

Faculty Member
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University

The Development of Morality

Julia F. Christensen

Senior postdoctoral researcher
Department of Language and Literature, Max Planck Institute

Interoception – the arts as a gateway to scaffold emotional expertise?

Ali Mahmoodi

Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University

Neural Basis of Confidence in Social Decision-Making

Khatereh Borhani

Faculty Member
Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University

Early processing of facial emotion recognition in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

G. Reza Jafari

Digital Social Science and Frustration

Hossein Vahabi

Faculty Member
Cognitive Science School, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM)

Social Contagion in Decision Making

Vahid Nejati

Faculty Member
Department of Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University

Neurocognitive correlates of self-esteem: evidence from self-referential processing and brain stimulation

Setareh Mokhtari

I feel lonely and I am not sure if I can trust you: Perceived Loneliness and Facial Trustworthiness Perception in Adults

Taha Yasseri

Senior Research Fellow
Computational Social Science at the OII, University of Oxford

Fooling with facts: Studying anchoring bias through a large-scale online experiment

Fatemeh Keshvari

PhD in cognitive psychology
Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences

How Group Membership and Need Affect Resource Allocation in Canadian and Iranian Children and Adults


Pegah Nejat

Faculty Member
Department of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University

The social-relational context of moral judgement: Do we apply different moral standards to different social roles?

Mohammad Ali Salehinejad

PhD Student
International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN), Ruhr University Bochum

See You at Salam Hall, SBU

December 2, 2019

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Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran
Email: info@socialcongition.ir