My research aims to understand why humans violate the axioms of rational choice theory despite evolutionary pressure for reward maximising choices. In a recent paper we argued that decision irrationality reflects adaptive brain mechanisms that have evolved in response to irreducible noise during neural information processing.  

As part of an ongoing Marie Curie Individual Fellowship taking place in collaboration with Prof. Donner in HamburgI am now using MEG and pharmacological interventions to uncover the cortical networks and neuromodulatory systems that mediate violations of rational choice theory in the healthy brain.