Research

Electrophysiological recordings in human decision-making

The main goal of the lab is to study the neurobiological basis of human decision-making. To do this, we use a combination of neuroeconomic tasks with recording of neural activity. Specifically, we leverage neurosurgical interventions that are carried out for clinical reasons to record electrophysiological activity directly from the cortical surface or deep in the human brain. This is a pretty unique approach that combines the strengths of directly examining human decisions, which can be complex, with the superb temporal resolution and signal to noise ratio of invasive methods typically limited to animal models.

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Selected research papers

Encoding of multiple reward-related computations in transient and sustained high-frequency activity in human OFC
Current Biology, published online Sep. 13, 2018.
Integrated analysis of anatomical and electrophysiological human intracranial data
Nature Protocolsvolume 13, pages 1699–1723 (2018).
The protective action encoding of serotonin transients in the human brain
Neuropsychopharmacology, volume 43, pages 1425–1435 (2018).
Subsecond dopamine fluctuations in human striatum encode superposed error signals about actual and counterfactual reward
PNAS, volume 113 (1), pages 200-205 (2016).
Dopamine Modulates Egalitarian Behavior in Humans
Current Biology, volume 25, issue 7, pages 912-919 (2015).
From genes to behavior: placing cognitive models in the context of biological pathways
Frontiers in Neuroscience (2014)
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