As a new and emerging area of interest, I intend to pursue a multi-disciplinary study that brings together sociological, psychological, and neuro-scientific approaches to study attitudes towards individuals of a different socio-economic background or race. This study is supposed to produce experimental data from various levels, from the social context down to the brain, to support the assessment of the causal effects of being exposed to individuals that are different from us on our disposition (such as, empathy, solidarity, and out-group bias) and behavior towards them. With this study, I intend to embark on a new research agenda that studies how inequality gets not just under the skin but even more importantly under the scull.
- Neuroscience meets Population Science. What is a representative brain? (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, link)