Dissecting the contribution of anterior prefrontal cortex to decision making with computational, statistical and neuroimaging approaches


  • Dr Erie Boorman

    University of Oxford

Project summary

Erie began his Fellowship at Caltech in early 2010, working with neuroeconomist Professor Antonio Rangel and cognitive neuroscientist Professor Ralph Adolphs, who have been integrating economic modelling methods with cognitive neuroscientific techniques. Erie has been applying these economic techniques to more precisely pinpoint the component processes involved when people weigh up multiple options, with a special emphasis on the role of anterior sectors of the prefrontal cortex in complex decision-making.