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King-Casas Lab

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Led by principal investigator Brooks King-Casas, Ph.D.,  the King-Casas Lab addresses two broad areas of inquiry: neural underpinnings of valuation and learning in social settings, and how social and economic preferences influence valuation and learning. The lab seeks insight into the neural computations underlying normative social behavior using methods of decision neuroscience, behavioral economics, and social psychology. These approaches, when jointly brought to bear on complex social phenomena, provide tractable and clear answers about how humans make decisions about, among, and for one another.

Participate in One of our Research Studies

Teenager Brain Imaging Study

A brain research study of teenagers between the ages of 13 and 14.5. 

Neuroscience of Social Behavior Study

A study to understand how people with and without a range of interpersonal difficulties process different kinds of information.

Meet the Lab


Shengchuang Feng, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC