An interdisciplinary team of anthropologists, primatologists, and literary scholars examines the affects of researchers in the field.
Which emotions children learn to express and regulate is highly dependent on the culture they grow up in. The social anthropologist Birgitt Röttger-Rössler and her team look into the various factors involved in this process.
The Dahlem Institute for Neuroimaging of Emotion is one of Germany's most modern neuro-cognitive laboratories.
Primatologist Katja Liebal and her team research the way our closest relatives communicate and express emotions.
The emotional impact of works of art is one focus of the center's theoretical and empirical research, e.g. in music psychologist Stefan Koelsch's project.