Oriel FeldmanHall

Assistant Professor
(401) 863-5235
Office Location: 
Metcalf 349
Research Focus: 
Neural basis of human social behaviour, with a focus on morality, altruism, and socio-emotional decision-making

The human social experience centers on resolving competing pressures of harm, fairness, self-interest, and concern for others. The main goal of my research is to understand how the brain detects, values, and assesses these conflicting reward and punishment contingencies, and to examine the role of emotion and its operational power in shaping these social interactions. I combine behavioural economics and social psychology tools with imaging techniques to investigate the brain mechanisms that support these complex processes.