Professor R. McKell Carter


My research takes a brain centered approach to characterizing social effects on decision making. I apply machine learning techniques to the analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging data acquired from individuals playing a game with a social component. Through my work, I seek to understand social processes in both healthy individuals and in individuals with mental disorders, like autism and addiction.

Research Interests
  • Social Neuroscience. 
  • Decision making.
  • Multivariate pattern analysis of fMRI data. 
Recent Honors and Awards
  • Social Affective Neuroscience Society 2014 Innovation Award. 
  • NARSAD Young Investigator Award (2013).