About us:
Under the direction of Dr. Mimi Liljeholm, research in the Learning and Decision Neuroscience Laboratory (LDN Lab) addresses how humans discover and represent the predictive structure of their environment, and how such knowledge shapes cognition, perception and motivated behavior.  Our approach is multidisciplinary, drawing on a wide range of methods from psychology, neuroscience, economics, statistics and machine learning.  In particular, we combine innovative experimental designs with computational modeling and functional MRI, to develop and evaluate formal accounts of neural and psychological processes.  Topics of interest include the role of a priori assumptions in causal induction, goal-directed versus habitual decision strategies, social transmission of operant behavior, and the influence of predictive learning on stimulus representation.