Putting Science to Work for Peace

The Peace and Conflict Neuroscience Lab aims to understand how the human mind drives intergroup conflict and to put research into action to heal those divisions.

Studying Conflict Around the World

Our lab studies the dynamics around real-life conflict taking place globally. Click the button below to learn about our publications and ongoing projects by geographic region.
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People Working for Peace

Led by Emile Bruneau, Ph.D., our team of researchers in communication, neuroscience, and psychology understand intergroup conflict with both large-scale field studies and lab-based neuroimaging research.

Understanding Human Conflict

 

Our Research seeks to better understand how processes in the human brain drive people to conflict — and what we can do to bring people together.

The Latest

Dr. Emile Bruneau on Top of Mind: The Psychology of Dehumanization

Throughout history humans have justified atrocities by defining victims as subhuman, often quite openly. European American dealings with Indians, white Southerners justifying slavery, and Nazis massacring Jews. But how much do we really know about how dehumanizing happens? Can the process be...

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