Great new review on neurocomputational models of altruism and social motives

Lisa Bas’ new article reviews insights from computational models and social neuroscience into motivations, precursors, and mechanisms of altruistic decision-making. The paper introduces theoretical and methodological tools, discusses potential pitfalls, and provides recommendations for researchers interested in applying a computational approach to their research. The review also discusses the utility of this approach to study lifespan differences in social preference in late adulthood, a crucial future direction in aging global populations. The review can be found here (open access):