Uncertainty in brain and behavior across the lifespan and in psychopathology

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Greene Science Center, 9th Floor, 3227 Broadway, New York
Individuals vary substantially in their attitudes towards uncertainty: some embrace it, while others avoid it at all costs; some learn quickly to reduce uncertainty, while others do not. I will describe a series of behavioral and neuroimaging studies, in which we examined decision-making, learning, and passive valuation in uncertain environments. Our behavioral results show age-related changes in specific features of behavior under uncertainty, as well as links between some of these features and pathological behavior. Our neural results reveal potential mechanisms for these individual and age-related differences.
Ifat Levy, PhD
Home Institution: 
Yale University
Event Types: 
Neurobiology Seminars