Welcome to the Charitable Brain, a blog on the psychology and neuroscience of charitable giving and related concepts such as empathy and prosocial behaviour.

I’m Jo Cutler, a PhD student at the University of Sussex. My research uses behavioural and neuroimaging methods to study charitable giving which I hope will be useful to organisations to increase donations! See our Social Decision lab website here.

The blog is aimed at everyone whether you’re a researcher too, work for a charity or are just interested in the subject. Please get in touch if you have any feedback, questions or just want to say hello. You can email J.Cutler@sussex.ac.uk or follow me on twitter @JoCutler8.