Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience and Chair
Education & Training
Ph.D., Duke University 1999
Research in my laboratory investigates the brain mechanisms underlying economic and social decision making; collectively, this research falls into the field of “decision neuroscience” or "neuroeconomics". My laboratory uses fMRI to probe brain function, behavioral assays to characterize individual differences, and other physiological methods (e.g., eye tracking, pharmacological manipulation, genetics) to link brain and behavior. Concurrent with research on basic processes, my laboratory has also investigated the application of new analysis methods for fMRI data, including functional connectivity analyses, pattern classification analyses, and combinatoric multivariate approaches. We have also been applying computational methods to problems in behavioral economics and consumer decision making.
I have also been very active in outreach, mentorship, and educational activities; as examples, I am lead author on the textbook Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Sinauer Associates; 3rd edition in 2014), I teach courses on Decision Neuroscience and Neuroethics, and many of my postdoctoral and graduate trainees (12 as of 2015) lead research laboratories of their own.
Decision making, neuroeconomics, behavioral economics, social cognition, executive function, fMRI
Winecoff, A, Clithero, JA, Carter, RM, Bergman, SR, Wang, L, and Huettel, SA. "Ventromedial prefrontal cortex encodes emotional value." The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience 33.27 (July 2013): 11032-11039. Full Text
Carter, RM, and Huettel, SA. "A nexus model of the temporal-parietal junction." Trends in Cognitive Sciences 17.7 (July 2013): 328-336. (Review) Full Text
Libedinsky, C, Massar, SAA, Ling, A, Chee, W, Huettel, SA, and Chee, MWL. "Sleep deprivation alters effort discounting but not delay discounting of monetary rewards." Sleep 36.6 (June 2013): 899-904. Full Text
San Martín, R, Appelbaum, LG, Pearson, JM, Huettel, SA, and Woldorff, MG. "Rapid brain responses independently predict gain maximization and loss minimization during economic decision making." The Journal of Neuroscience : the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience 33.16 (April 2013): 7011-7019. Full Text Open Access Copy
Camerer, C, Smith, A, Kuhnen, CM, Wargo, DT, Samanez-Larkin, G, Montague, R, Levy, DJ, Smith, D, Meshi, D, Kenning, PH, Clithero, J, Weber, B, Hare, T, Huettel, S, Josephson, C, d'Acremont, M, Knoch, D, Krajbich, I, De Martino, B, Mohr, PNC, Barton, J, Halko, M-L, Chick, CF, Gianotti, L, and Heekeren, HR. "Correspondence Are Cognitive Functions Localizable?." Journal of Economic Perspectives 27.2 (March 1, 2013): 247-250. (Letter)
Carter, RM, and Huettel, SA. "A nexus model of the temporal-parietal junction." Trends in Cognitive Sciences 17.7 (2013): 328-336. Full Text
Bellis, MDD, Wang, L, Bergman, SR, Yaxley, RH, Hooper, SR, and Huettel, SA. "Neural mechanisms of risky decision-making and reward response in adolescent onset cannabis use disorder." Drug and Alcohol Dependence 133.1 (2013): 134-145. Full Text
Carter, RM, and Huettel, SA. "Learning from silver linings. (Published online)" Front Neurosci 7 (2013): 80-. Full Text
Yoon, C, Gonzalez, R, Bechara, A, Berns, GS, Dagher, AA, Dubé, L, Huettel, SA, Kable, JW, Liberzon, I, Plassmann, H, Smidts, A, and Spence, C. "Decision neuroscience and consumer decision making." Marketing Letters 23.2 (June 1, 2012): 473-485. Full Text