Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Chen Scholar
- Mobbs Lab
- Human Fear and the Social Brain: A Conversation with Dean Mobbs
The Mobbs Group studies what happens in our brains when we interact with others and when we are under threat. Using brain-imaging, computational modeling and behavioral techniques, his lab is probing the neurobiological systems responsible for fear and anxiety, revealing how people learn to control their fears, and how anxiety and psychiatric disorders disrupt those processes. He's interested in the value of social behavior. His research also focuses on the interplay between social interaction and emotion—how fear can depend on whether you're alone or in a group (e.g. risk dilution).