Lab Director | Brendan Gaesser
How we Imagine and Remember Interacting with OTher People can Inform Our Social Decision making and Moral behavior
The Imagination, Memory, & Moral Cognition Lab investigates the social functions of—and cognitive mechanisms underlying—imagination, memory, and future thinking. We are particularly interested in elucidating how imagining the future and remembering the past can facilitate social decision-making and economic behavior directed at benefiting the welfare of others using a variety of methods, including online crowdsourcing, lab-based behavioral testing, and neurostimulation. In doing so, an aim of our lab is to apply these behavioral and brain findings to better understand and motivate everyday moral behavior (e.g., charitable donations).
We are located in the Department of Psychology at SUNY Albany in Upstate New York. If you are interested in joining the lab as a graduate student or postdoc, click the Join link above for details.