The lab has started at Birkbeck (University of London), and has gradually moved to TAU between 2008-2010. Our research is focused on understanding the cognitive-brain processes and algorithms that underlie the remarkable human capacity of decision making and which, at the same time, are responsible for a set of puzzling choice patterns that defy basic principles of rationality. The research is also aimed to reveal psychological strategies that one can use in order to enhance decision-quality. Towards these aims, we use a multi-faceted approach that integrates psychophysical and behavioral techniques, eye-tracking, neurocomputational modeling and mathematical analysis. As decision processes always interact with other cognitive processes and functions, such as selective attention, memory, modes of consciousness and meta-cognition (e.g., confidence), we also investigate these fields. More broadly, we are interested in the dynamic aspects of these cognitive processes: deciding, changing ones' mind, recalling a previous event, resisting interference from irrelevant stimuli etc. Additional details and some examples are illustrated below.
Visual search, Control, Memory
Consciousness & Free Will