An ongoing effort in our lab is to investigate the neural basis of factors related to judgment and decision-making. This has included studies of framing effects, judgments about oneself versus others, and work on multi-attribute decisions. In these studies, we investigate how individuals make choices based on social, financial, and contextual factors.
We also work on biases and heuristics in applied settings such as intelligence analysis. Intelligence analysts face challenges including high pressure to make decisions, complexity, and ambiguity of information. We are interested in identifying and testing remediation for biases and errors caused by these challenges.