If you are interested to be involved in one of the research projects, contact the lab manager.

All studies with babies and children are separately run through the Child Neurosuite.

Currently, we are conducting several projects employing measures of brain anatomy, connectivity, functional magnetic resonance imaging, high-density EEG, eye-tracking, and behavioral economics. All projects are approved by the University of Chicago Internal Review Board, and participants are compensated for their time.

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Current projects

  • Computational neuroscience of moral conviction
  • Impact of violence on the formation of children’ social preferences in the Sahel region of Africa
  • The impact of resource scarcity on children’s decision-making and moral behavior
  • How do we value human lives
  • Socioemotional processing in incarcerated female psychopathy
  • Vulnerability to propaganda from terrorist groups



  • University of Chicago Grossman Center for Quantitative Biology and Human Behavior
  • National Institute for Child Health and Human Development
  • The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts
  • The World Bank
  • National Institute of Mental Health
  • US Department of Defense