We study the cognitive and neural processes that facilitate human decision making. We are especially interested in how decision makers navigate challenging situations that involve delay, uncertainty, or volatility, or that seem to demand self-control. Our methodological toolbox includes behavioral experiments, computational modeling, psychophysiology, and functional neuroimaging.

We are located in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Boston University, and are part of the Brain, Behavior, and Cognition Ph.D. specialization. We are affiliated with a number of cross-disciplinary centers and programs, including the Center for Systems Neuroscience, the Graduate Program for Neuroscience, the Cognitive Neuroimaging Center, and the Hariri Institute for Computing.