Organizational cognitive neuroscience

Carl Senior, Nick Lee, Michael Butler

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Organizational cognitive neuroscience (OCN) is the cognitive neuroscientific study of organizational behavior. OCN lets us start to understand the relationship between our organizational behavior and our brains and allows us to dissect specific social processes at the neurobiological level and apply a wider range of analysis to specific organizational research questions. The current paper examines the utility of OCN to address specific organizational research questions. A brief history and definition of the approach is first provided. Next, a discussion of the rationale for OCN as a research framework is provided, and then, finally, an overview of the range of techniques that the organizational researcher should (or shouldnot) use is described.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)804-815
Number of pages12
JournalOrganization Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2011


  • organizational cognitive neuroscience
  • neuroimaging
  • psychophysiology


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