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!

  • 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!

  • July 2017 - Dr. Hutcherson was recently a featured guest on the CBC radio program Ideas. Listen to her discuss the philosophical implications of neuroscience for understanding moral behavior here.

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