Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our lab is currently closed to the public. Stay tuned and we hope to reopen our doors soon.

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450 Jane Stanford Way Building 420,

Stanford, CA 94305, USA



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Joining the Lab

Please note: Dr. Zaki is not accepting grad students for the Fall 2021 application cycle


If you are interested in becoming a member of our lab and carrying out research, we'd love to hear from you.   


Research Assistants: Volunteer research assistants who seek to assist Dr. Zaki and members of his lab in their research are welcome to contact snlstanford@gmail.com for application materials. RAs are responsible for providing various forms of research-related support, including recruitment, running, and payment of human subjects, stimulus and paradigm development, and data maintenance and analysis.  

PhD Applicants: If you are looking to complete a PhD in Psychology at Stanford and are interested in working in the Social Neuroscience field, email snlstanford@gmail.com with your CV to see if our lab would be a good fit for you. Information on applying for graduate education at Stanford can be found here.

To learn more about how the Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab operates, check out our lab manual.

Participating in Studies

Stanford hosts an online participant pool through SONA systems.  You can often find our paid studies listed on this pool.  


You can find our lab's main office (Room 128) and behavioral testing room (Room 137) on the first floor of Building 420.  Building 420 is located on the Northwest corner of the Main Quad, just South of "The Oval" (campus map).  To find our main office or behavioral testing room, enter Building 420 through the main doors on the north side of the building and turn right.  Go straight through the building until you reach the end of the building, the main office should be right in front of you, and the behavioral testing room will be found around the corner to your left.  For neuroimaging studies, we use the fMRI facilities housed in the basement of Building 420 (directions to the Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging). 

If you are coming to participate in an experiment, information on where to meet research staff will be included in communications you received from them.  If you have any questions, email your experimenter or snlstanford@gmail.com with your study name and appointment time, and we will send you directions.

The closest visitor parking is found in "The Oval" at the end of Palm Drive just north of Building 420.  For a full list of parking options and pay rates, see Parking and Transportation Services.  There is a Caltrain station on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto, and Stanford offers free public transport shuttles on the Marguerite Line.  Marguerite's P line will take you from the Caltrain Station right to the end of the Oval.