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Jean Decety
Jean Decety

Jean Decety is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and the College at the University of Chicago. Dr. Decety received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Universit√© Claude Bernard Lyon 1, in Lyon, France. He is the director of the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. Dr. Decety serves as the editor of Social Neuroscience and is also on the editorial boards of The Scientific World Journal and of Neuropsychologia. Psychology is an academic and applied field involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior. ... The University of Chicago is a private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. ... Drawing of the cells in the chicken cerebellum by S. Ramón y Cajal Neuroscience is a field that is devoted to the scientific study of the nervous system. ... The Université Claude Bernard, also known as Université Lyon 1 or UCBL, is one of the three public universities of Lyon, France. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: (Arpitan: Forward, forward, Lyon the best) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Region Rhône-Alpes Department Rhône (69) Subdivisions 9 arrondissements Intercommunality Urban Community of Lyon Mayor Gérard Collomb  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land area...


Jean Decety is a member of the faculty advisory committee of the France Chicago Center.


His research focuses on on the neural mechanisms underpinning social cognition, particularly empathy, sympathy, perspective taking, emotion regulation and mirror neuron systems. This work contributes to the rapidly growing academic field of Social Neuroscience. Social cognition is the name for both a branch of psychology that studies the cognitive processes involved in social interaction, and an umbrella term for the processes themselves. ... For the fictional character, see Empath (comics). ... ... Locations of mirror neurons A mirror neuron is a neuron which fires both when an animal performs an action and when the animal observes the same action performed by another (especially conspecific) animal. ... Social neuroscience is a field of research that spans social psychology, neuroscience, and physiology. ...


 
 

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