The Social Cognition and Interaction: Functional Imaging (SCI:FI) LAB investigates the psychological functions (i.e., why they exist and work) and the proximate neurobiological mechanisms (i.e., how they work) of social cognition (e.g., beliefs, schemata) subserving prosocial (e.g., trust, cooperation) and norm-enforcement (e.g., altruistic punishment, sanction) behaviors. By combining paradigms from social psychology and experimental economics, the lab pursues three lines of research using methods from social neuroscience, including functional neuroimaging (e.g., functional magnetic resonance imaging, fMRI; functional near-infrared spectroscopy, fNIRS), neuroendocrinology (e.g., oxytocin), and neuromodulation (e.g., fMRI neurofeedback). The first line of research seeks to advance understanding of the neuropsychological underpinnings of social beliefs (e.g., moral, religious, and free will beliefs). The second line of research aims to understand the neural correlates of interpersonal trust in social dyads. The third line of research is designed to shed light on the neural signatures of altruistic punishment for social norm violations. With such interdisciplinary and multi-methods approach the lab aims to promote the transfer of basic research findings into treatment for and prevention of social brain disorders ultimately providing benefits to human health.