The neuro-computational architecture of value-based selection in the human brain
Cerebral Cortex - In press
Book - Academic Press, Elsevier
Decision Neuroscience addresses fundamental questions about how the brain makes perceptual, value-based, and more complex decisions in non-social and social contexts.
Dynamical representation of dominance relationships in the human medial prefrontal cortex
Current Biology - 26: 1-9
Humans and other primates have evolved the ability to represent their status in the group’s social hierarchy, which is essential for avoiding harmand accessing resources.
Testosterone Causes Both Prosocial and Antisocial Status-enhancing Behaviours in Human Males
PNAS - 113 (41): 11633-11638
Although popular discussion of testosterone's influence on males often centers on aggression and antisocial behavior, contemporary theorists have proposed that it instead enhances behaviors involved in obtaining and maintaining a high social status.
A Probabilistic Model of Social Decision Making based on Reward Maximization
A fundamental problem in cognitive neuroscience is how humans make decisions, act, and behave in relation to other humans.
Rigorous Training of Dogs Leads to High Accuracy in Human Scent Matching-To-Sample Performance
Human scent identification is based on a matching-to-sample task in which trained dogs are required to compare a scent sample collected from an object found at a crime scene to that of a suspect.
Impaired encoding of rapid pitch information underlies perception and memory deficits in congenital amusia
Recent theories suggest that the basis of neurodevelopmental auditory disorders such as dyslexia or specific language impairment might be a low-level sensory dysfunction.
The neural dynamics of reward value and risk coding in the human orbitofrontal cortex
The orbitofrontal cortex is known to carry information regarding expected reward, risk and experienced outcome. Yet, due to inherent limitations in lesion and neuroimaging methods, the neural dynamics of these computations has remained elusive in humans.
A(2A) adenosine receptor deletion is protective in a mouse model of Tauopathy
Mol Psychiatry - 21:97-107
Consumption of caffeine, a non-selective adenosine A(2A) receptor (A(2A)R) antagonist, reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD) in humans and mitigates both amyloid and Tau burden in transgenic mouse models.
Effects of MDMA Injections on the Behavior of Socially-Housed Long-Tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis)
3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methyl amphetamine (MDMA) is one of the few known molecules to increase human and rodent prosocial behaviors. However, this effect has never been assessed on the social behavior of non-human primates.