We study how behavior in decision-making paradigms changes from preschool to adulthood and how these changes relate to cognitive development.
We collect information on processes that accompany choices, such as attention or biological markers, to study the relationship between behavior and those processes.
We assess the reliability of the standard economic theories and new behavioral paradigms to explain and predict observed behavior.
We study how ageing impacts decision-making and how observed behavior relates to age-related decline in cognitive abilities and changes in emotional processing.
We are grateful to the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health for funding recent projects.
The evolution of collective decision- making from childhood to adulthood: markets, networks and institutions (NSF SES 2315770, I. Brocas (PI) and J. Carrillo (PI))
Developmental game theory and decision-making (NSF SES 1851915, I. Brocas (PI) and J. Carrillo (PI))
Neuroeconomics of sugars: Glucose vs. fructose effects on reward signaling (NIDA DA042272-01A1, I. Brocas (Co-I), J. Monterosso (PI) and K. Page (PI))
A Neuroeconomic study of choice consistency in aging (NIA AG046917-01A1, I. Brocas (PI), J. Monterosso (PI), M. Mather (PI) and J. Carrillo (Co-I))
Attentional lookups as a measure of reasoning and motivation (NSF SES 1425062, I. Brocas (PI) and J. Carrillo (PI))