The Motivation and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory is a computational social and affective neuroscience laboratory located in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago. Research in the lab aims to uncover the neural and computational mechanisms underlying how goals, motivations and emotions affect human perception, memory, decision-making and social interactions.

In our work, we use a combination of convergent tools, including functional brain imaging (e.g., fMRI, fNIRS), behavioral experiments, naturalistic task paradigms, computational cognitive models, and machine learning methods. One ultimate goal of this work is to identify behavioral and neural targets of intervention to improve socio-cognitive functioning.