Baek, E.C., Tamir, D.I., & Falk, E.B. (preprint). Considering others’ mental states causally increases feelings of social bonding and information sharing. Link


Baek, E.C., Hyon, R., López, K., Du, M., Porter, M.A., & Parkinson, C. (in press). Lonely individuals process the world in idiosyncratic ways. Psychological Science. Preprint

Scholz, C., Baek, E.C., & Falk, E.B. (in press). Invoking self-related and social thoughts impacts online information sharing. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Kim, H., Kwak, S., Baek, E.C., Baldina, E., Youm, Y., & Chey, J. (in press). Brain connectivity during social exclusion differs depending on intimacy with rejecters among older adults living in a village. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.


Baek, E.C. & Parkinson, C. (2022). Shared understanding and social connection: Integrating approaches from social psychology, social network analysis, and neuroscience. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, e12710. Link

Baek, E.C., Hyon, R., López, K., Finn, E.S., Porter, M.A., & Parkinson, C. (2022). In-degree centrality in a social network is linked to coordinated neural activity. Nature Communications, 13, 1118. Link

Matz, S.C., Hyon, R., Baek, E.C., Parkinson, C., & Cerf, M. (2022). Personality similarity predicts synchronous neural responses in fMRI and EEG data. Scientific Reports, 12, 14325. Link

Baek, E.C., Hyon, R., Porter, M.A., & Parkinson, C. (2022). How do our brains support our real-life friendships. Link
Note: This article is written for young audiences (pre-teens and teens).


Baek, E.C., O’Donnell, M.B., Scholz, C., Pei, R., Garcia, J.O., Vettel, J.M., & Falk, E.B. (2021). Activity in the brain’s valuation and mentalizing networks is associated with propagation of online recommendations. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 11196. Link

Chang, H.Y., Scholz, C., Baek, E.C., O’Donnell, M.B., & Falk, E.B. (2021). Being the gatekeeper: How thinking about sharing affects neural encoding of information. Cerebral Cortex, bhab060. Link


Baek, E.C., Porter, M.A., & Parkinson, C. (2020). Social network analysis for social neuroscientists. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, nasaa069. Link Tutorials

Baek, E.C., Scholz, C., & Falk, E.B. (2020). The neuroscience of persuasion and information propagation: Key role of the mentalizing system. In K. Floyd & R. Weber (Eds.), Handbook of Communication Science and Biology. Routledge.

Doré, B.P., Scholz, C., Baek, E.C., & Falk, E.B. (2020). Population sharing of health news information is reflected in a distributed neural index of value. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 15(10), 1111-1119. Link

Scholz, C., Jovanova, M., Baek, E.C., & Falk, E.B. (2020). Media-content sharing as a value-based decision. Current Opinion in Psychology, 31, 83-88. Link

Scholz, C., Baek, E.C., O’Donnell, M. B., & Falk, E. B. (2020). Decision-making about broad- and narrowcasting: a neuroscientific perspective, Media Psychology. 23(1), 131-155. Link


Doré, B.P., Scholz, C., Baek, E.C., Garcia, J.O., O’Donnell, M.B., Bassett, D.S., Vettel, J.M., & Falk, E.B. (2019). Brain activity predicts population information sharing by capturing consensus judgments of value. Cerebral Cortex, 29(7). Link


Baek, E.C. & Falk, E.B. (2018). Persuasion and Influence: What makes a successful persuader? Current Opinion in Psychology, 24, 53-57. Link


Baek, E.C., Scholz, C., O’Donnell M.B., & Falk, E.B. (2017). Neural correlates of selecting and sharing information. Psychological Science, 28(7), 851-861. Link

Scholz, C., Baek, E.C., O’Donnell M.B., Kim, H.S., Cappella, J.N., & Falk, E.B. (2017). A neural model of valuation and information virality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(11), 2881-2886. Link