Hello and welcome to the Toronto Decision Neuroscience Lab! We try to understand what the architecture of the brain can tell us about human thought, feeling, and behavior. What computational mechanisms give rise to emotions and decisions? What is it about these mechanisms that make cheesecake so hard to resist, or lead us to be too selfish? Most importantly, how do we make better choices for ourselves and others?

In the News!

  • Sep 2018 - New paper in the Journal of Neuroscience! EEG and computational modeling of decision making for others suggests a new view on egocentric anchoring and controlled adjustment. Click here for details.

  • Sep 2018 - Yi Yang Teoh successfully defends his masters thesis on computational modeling of altruistic choice. Congrats, Yang!

  • May 2018 - Dr. Hutcherson awarded a Canada Research Chair in Decision Neuroscience to study the neural bases of decision making and self-control. Announcement here.

  • April 2018 - Graduate student Daniel Wilson receives a Postgraduate Scholarship Doctoral Award from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Congratulations, Daniel!

Get involved! The lab is currently accepting applications for graduate and undergraduate students. If interested, please click here.