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Group leader: Kerstin Preuschoff

Group name: Neuroscience in Finance and Economics

Affiliation: Geneva Finance Research Institute (GFRI), Centre Interfacultaire des Sciences Affectives (CISA), Department of Economics (GSEM)

Research activities:

image Our research in Neuroeconomics and Neurofinance focuses on decision making under uncertainty. This highly interdisciplinary work covers theoretical and experimental aspects of decision making and risk taking and unites neuroscience, financial economics, computational neuroscience and psychology. We primarily employ behavioral studies, computational modelling and functional MRI to study how humans make (financial) decisions in an uncertain world.

Selected Publications:

  • Rudorf, S., Preuschoff, K., Weber, B., 2012. Neural correlates of anticipation risk reflect risk preferences. J Neurosci 32, 16683-16692. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4235-11.2012
  • Singer, T., Critchley, H.D., Preuschoff, K., 2009. A common role of insula in feelings, empathy and uncertainty. Trends Cogn Sci (Regul Ed) 13, 334-340. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2009.05.001
  • Preuschoff, K., Quartz, S.R., Bossaerts, P., 2008. Human insula activation reflects risk prediction errors as well as risk. J Neurosci 28, 2745-2752. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4286-07.2008
  • Preuschoff, K., Bossaerts, P., Quartz, S.R., 2006. Neural differentiation of expected reward and risk in human subcortical structures. Neuron 51, 381-390. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2006.06.024

Contact:
Neuroscience in Finance and Economics
Email: Kerstin (dot) Preuschoff (at) unige (dot) ch