I am interested in how memories are formed and manipulated and how the brain computes value and makes choices. I received my PhD in neuroscience from New York University where I studied human decision-making using neuroimaging. My current research focuses on how other people influence our memories and our choices, and I am studying how these influences are affected in people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Contact: s.lazzaro (at) ucl.ac.uk (email)
Levy, I., Lazzaro, S.C., Rutledge, R.B. & Glimcher, P.W. (2011). Choice from non-choice: predicting consumer preferences from blood oxygenation level-dependent signals obtained during passive viewing. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 118-125.
Lazzaro, S.C., Hou, M., Cunha, C., LeDoux, J.E. & Cain, C.K. (2010). Antagonism of lateral amygdala alpha1-adrenergic receptors facilitates fear conditioning and long-term potentiation. Learning & Memory, 17, 489-493.
Rutledge, R.B., Lazzaro, S.C., Lau, B., Myers, C.E., Gluck, M.A. & Paul W. Glimcher, P.W. (2009). Dopaminergic drugs modulate learning rates and perseveration in Parkinson’s patients in a dynamic foraging task. Journal of Neuroscience, 29, 15104-15114.