The Neurobiology of Trust: Benefits and Challenges for NeuroIS

Trust pervades nearly every aspect of our daily lives; it penetrates not only our human social interactions but also our interactions with information and communication technologies (ICTs). The talk provides an overarching neurobiological framework of trust —focusing on empirical, methodological, and theoretical aspects— that serves as a common basis for the broad and transdisciplinary community of trust research. The integration into a unified conceptual framework of trust can guide future investigations to better understand both fundamental and applied NeuroIS research in developing new theories and designing innovative ICT artifacts that positively affect practical outcomes for individuals, groups, organizations, and society.

Dr. Frank Krueger

Dr. Frank Krueger is a Professor of Systems Social Neuroscience at the School of Systems Biology at George Mason University (GMU), VA, USA. He is Chief of the Social Cognition and Interaction: Functional Neuroimaging (SCI:FI) Lab and Core Faculty Member of the Center for Adaptive Systems of Brain-Body Interactions at the Institute for Biohealth Innovation at GMU. Dr. Krueger is also an Honorary Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychology at the University of Mannheim in Germany. As a psychologist, neuroscientist, and physicist, Dr. Krueger is interested in understanding the psychoneurobiological underpinnings of human-human and human-autonomy trust combining methods from psychology, economics, ergonomics, and neuroscience. Dr. Krueger has authored/ co-authored about 200 publications, including research papers, book chapters, and books. He recently edited a book volume on “The Neurobiology of Trust” published by Cambridge University Press. He has presented summaries of his research findings at numerous national and international conferences. His research, funded by several reputable agencies, has been covered in international newspapers and on national television. Dr. Krueger is the Specialty Chief Editor for Frontiers in Social Neuroergonomics and serves on editorial boards of numerous neuroscience journals and national and international grant review panels.