Developing and deploying neuroscience technologies to solve real problems faced by real people. » Read more

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    Leading Innovations

    The Center for Neuroeconomics Studies (CNS) develops neuroscience technologies to understand how people make decisions.

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    Oxytocin & Immersion

    The lab discovered that the hormone oxytocin connects us to other people and makes us work to help them. Oxytocin is also part of the brain circuit that causes us to be immersed in stories and experiences, to recall the information in them, and to be persuaded to take actions.

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    Discover. Learn. Become.

    The mission of CNS is to help people make better decisions and to identify why some people consistently make poor decisions. CNS conducts research using both healthy subjects and neurologic and psychiatric patients with collaborators world-wide.

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CNS investigates the neurophysiology of decisions.

About CNS

About CNS

The Center for Neuroeconomics Studies (CNS) researchers draw on economic theory, experimental economics, neuroscience, endocrinology, and psychology to develop a comprehensive understanding of human decisions.

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We are idea entrepreneurs. Our research develops and uses innovative transdisciplinary technologies to understand human behavior by measuring brain activity. While our studies may start in our laboratory, we spend significant amounts of time outside the lab, observing and running field experiments on free-roaming humans in all their complexity. Our mission is to identify the neural mechanisms that explain not only what people do on average, but to reveal and embrace the wide variation in human (and animal) behavior. We are necessarily inclusive. CNS researchers come from many disciplines, working in teams in order to improve lives, enhance the functioning of organizations, and advance the flourishing of societies.


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