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Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (22/01/2013 03.03)

The effects of social and legal sanctions on homeland security and social integration: neuroeconomic foundations, behavioral experiments and policy implications

Please note that the job is no longer active! this project aims at shedding light on the largely unexplored relationship between human brain and the nature of punishing behaviour - the ‘neuroeconomics of punishment’. In particular, we want to test the hypothesis that so called ‘mirror neurons' - whose key feature is that they activate both when a person performs an action and when the same person observes others performing it - can be seen as the neurological analogue of empathy and that they are at work when fairness-related behaviour like third-party punishment occurs. Consequently, we will attempt to answer the question: is it possible that neutral third parties react to unfairness because they feel inside their brain what the victims feel? The study will be performed through neuroeconomic experiments based on transcranic magnetic stimulation (rTMS).

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Research Fields

Economics - Other

Programme Description
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
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Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate), Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università Bicocca

Public research
Milano - Italy