Our ability to communicate shapes our interactions with our environment and with members of our social groups. Despite this, we know little about how multi-sensory natural signals integrate in the brain to inform moment-by-moment social decisions. How are sensory signals integrated over time during a social encounter? How is social communication influenced by context, motivation, and previous experience?
Our research is focused on identifying neural mechanisms for the processing and production of socially meaningful communication at the level of circuits, cells, and molecules.
Zuckerman STEM leadership program (October 2022-September 2026)