Thomas Maak, Professor in the Department of Human Resource Management in ESADE and Nicola Pless, Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences of ESADE
The blending of theories and methods from neuroscience with organizational research is a rapidly emerging field of study that has seen a surge of interest over the last decade. Methodological advances and neural imaging techniques have given us a more reliable picture of how our brain works, and we are developing new insights into the biological underpinnings of human behavior and cognition.
Overall, the impact of scientific and technological developements in neuroscience has inspired a whole new train of ‘brain research’. Through the interdisciplinary lens of social cognitive neuroscience, questions related to the social (motivational and social factors relevant to behavior and experience), cognitive (information processing), and neutral level (brain function) are linked and integrated, using traditional neuroscience methods and tools like neuroimagining and neuropsychology. Read the rest of this entry »