Minnie will conduct her thesis research in the lab, and we welcome her! She is Research Master's student at the Behavioural Science Institute, and her thesis work will examine prosocial behaviour and altruism. Enjoy the year Minnie!
We welcome Harshil to the lab. Harshil is a Research Master's student at the Donders Institute, and will complete his thesis in the lab over the next year. Harshil's research will focus on the neural basis of temporal discounting and social reward, specifically examining whether we discuss social rewards in a manner similar to monetary reward. He will use some exciting new approaches to assessing real-life social reward, and we wish him well in his study!
Alan served as President of the Society fo Neuroeconomics for its 17th Annual Meeting, held this year (not uncoincidentally) in Dublin. With over 280 attendees, this was one of the best attended meetings in the Society's history, with participants from 22 countries across the world. The program reflected the exciting and diverse research being conducted in the field, and Dublin's social infrastructure made for a fun time!
Meera joins us for the Summer for the University of Helsinki, where she is studying for her Master's in Neuroscience. She will be developing a new study in collaboration with Mirre Stallen exploring the role of intentions and outcomes on punishment and compensation behaviour. Have a good visit Meera!
Sarah is visiting the lab for the summer after finishing her Bachelor in Cognitive Science in at the University of Osnabrueck, Germany. She will be working on Inge's study examining scarcity and learning behaviour. Enjoy your stay Sarah!