Stephanie Lazzaro: Senior Teaching Fellow

I received my PhD in neuroscience from New York University where I studied learning, memory, and decision-making. How are memories formed and how can they be manipulated? How does the brain make choices and can we help people make better decisions? My current research focuses on how various factors such as social information, incentives, and prior beliefs can influence our decisions. I am also investigating how Autism Spectrum Condition affects memory and decision-making.

Contact: s.lazzaro (at) (email)


Lazzaro, S.C., Rutledge, R.B., Burghart, D.R. & Glimcher, P.W. (2016). The impact of menstrual cycle phase on economic choice and rationalityPLoS ONE, 11(1): e0144080.

Burghart, D., Glimcher, P.W. & Lazzaro, S.C. (2013). An expected utility maximizer walks into a bar…. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 46, 215-246.

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.