Key Research Interests and Expertise

At present, my research interests revolve around the cognitive processes underlying decision making ("what should I do?") and reinforcement learning ("how did it work out for me?"). My recent papers have looked at neural correlates of these processes and increasingly tend to use computational models. I have tended to use small monetary gambles as the means to study these processes but am now beginning to use primary reinforcers such as food and pain.

I am also interested in the role that habit plays in guiding our decision making behaviour

However I have worked in other areas, including field studies of primate social behaviour and assessment of bilingual language acquisition 

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