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 … More Great new review on neurocomputational models of altruism and social motives

ORF John R. Evans Leader fund award for the lab’s research

The Neuroeconomics laboratory is happy to announce the award of an ORF John R. Evans Leader fund for its research on neurocomputational mechanisms of decision-making. This successful application adds to the excellent track record of our department in attracting infrastructure funding. We are proud to be among the selected projects funded and supported by the … More ORF John R. Evans Leader fund award for the lab’s research

New grant studying the neurobiological effects of social isolation and protective effects of staying digitally connected

A pilot project entitled “Charting the neurobiology of social distancing: Exploring the causal effects of social isolation on the brain and the impact of staying digitally connected online” has been selected for funding! Our ability to connect people online has fundamentally changed the nature of social life. As millions worldwide struggle with the effects of … More New grant studying the neurobiological effects of social isolation and protective effects of staying digitally connected

Upcoming keynote lecture at the 11th Interdisciplinary Symposium on Decision Neuroscience (ISDN).

The Interdisciplinary Symposium on Decision Neuroscience brings together a range of constituencies involved in the use of neuroscience techniques to understand decision making: world-renowned academics, neuroscience research companies, marketing research executives, and industry leaders. It offers an opportunity to learn, present and discuss the latest breakthroughs in using neuroscientific and physiological measures to inform decision … More Upcoming keynote lecture at the 11th Interdisciplinary Symposium on Decision Neuroscience (ISDN).