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Department of Economics

Graduate Research

An important feature of the Doctoral Program in Neuroeconomics is the close collaboration between graduate students and faculty advisors. The program has a strong scientific research focus, with the goal of enabling students to become independent researchers of the highest caliber. Selected examples of published work from students in the program are listed below.

Selected Research Papers

Hill CA, Suzuki S, Polania R, Moisa M, O'Doherty JP, Ruff CC (2017) A causal account of the brain network computations underlying strategic social behavior. Nature Neurosciencedoi:10.1038/nn.4602

Maier SU, Hare TA (2017) Higher heart-rate variability is associated with ventromedial prefrontal cortex activity and increased resistance to temptation in dietary self-control challenges. The Journal of Neuroscience 37(2): 446-455. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2815-16.2017

Maréchal MA, Cohn A, Ugazio G, Ruff CC (2017) Increasing honesty in humans with noninvasive brain stimulation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 114(17): 4360-4364. doi:10.1073/pnas.1614912114

Stephan KE, Diaconescu AO, Iglesias S (2016) Bayesian inference, dysconnectivity and neuromodulation in schizophrenia. Brain 139:1874-1876. doi:10.1093/brain/aww120.

Weber SC, Beck-Schimmer B, Kajdi ME, Müller D, Tobler PN, Quednow BB (2016) Dopamine D2/3- and μ-opioid receptor antagonists reduce cue-induced responding and reward impulsivity in humans. Translational Psychiatry 6(7):e850. doi:10.1038/tp.2016.113

Hartmann MN, Kluge A, Kalis A, Mojzisch A, Tobler PN, Kaiser S (2015) Apathy in schizophrenia as a deficit in the generation of options for action. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 124: 309-318. doi:10.1037/abn0000048

Kahnt T, Weber SC, Haker H, Robbins TW, Tobler PN (2015) Dopamine D2-receptor blockade enhances decoding of prefrontal signals in humans. The Journal of Neuroscience 35: 4104-4111. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4182-14.2015

Maier SU, Makwana AB, Hare TA (2015) Acute stress impairs self-control in goal-directed choice by altering multiple functional connections within the brain's decision circuits. Neuron 87: 621-631. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2015.07.005

Mathys CD, Lomakina EI, Daunizeau J, Iglesias S, Brodersen KH, Friston KJ, Stephan KE (2014) Uncertainty in perception and the Hierarchical Gaussian Filter. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8:825. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00825

Iglesias S, Mathys C, Brodersen KH, Kasper L, Piccirelli M, den Ouden HE, Stephan KE (2013) Hierarchical prediction errors in midbrain and basal forebrain during sensory learning. Neuron 80(2): 519-530. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2013.09.009

Ruff CC, Ugazio G, Fehr E (2013) Changing social norm compliance with noninvasive brain stimulation. Science 342(6157): 482-484. doi:10.1126/science.1241399