We focus on Decision Neuroscience (a.k.a. neuroeconomics), a nascent area that is at the intersection between neuroscience and social science disciplines. The broad goal of our research is to understand how the brain makes decisions, particularly complex, goal-directed decisions in social contexts. Our work uses neuroscience techniques and models of behavior to understand human motives, inferences, and strategies, in adults and in children, in healthy and clinical populations. Read more...
Aug 5, 2021
Lusha joins the editorial board of PLOS Computational Biology as an Associate Editor. Look forward to working with the reputed journal and contributing to the community.
Feb 19, 2019
A new paper on strategic learning in lesion patients by Lusha and Yaomin in collaboration with labs of Drs. Ming Hsu and Robert Knight at Nature Communications. Damage to the basal ganglia produces decision-making deficits, but some parts of social behavior are spared. Our study resolves this puzzle by showing how the brain compensates by invoking computations subserved by other brain regions, specifically the prefrontal cortex.
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We regularly recruit healthy adults and/or adolescents to participate in various kinds of decision-making experiments. Please follow us on weChat for the latest information about our studies.