Welcome / Researchers / Colin Camerer
Robert Kirby Professor of Behavioral Economics; T&C Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience Leadership Chair; Director, T&C Chen Center for Social and Decision Neuroscience
The Camerer group uses a wide variety of lab and field methods to study the computations that result in goal-directed human economic and social decisions, including strategic interactions and market trading.
His group's functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) projects have isolated the basis of self-control when faced with tempting foods, emotional regulation in dealing with financial loss, how curiosity increases learning, and the neural circuitry underlying the life cycle of stock market bubbles. Their group has also used transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to causally influence choice, eyetracking to measure attention, behavior of patients with brain lesions to understand altruism and fear.