My PhD research is a continuation of the work carried out during my MSc, investigating the neural basis of value-based choice. Specifically, I am investigating how individuals integrate different variables such as confidence, memories and knowledge about third parties to derive composite values to different options and proceed to compare options with one another. I am exploring the biological basis of these processes using state-of-the-art rapid event-related fMRI in combination with computational models in an attempt to better understand the underlying neural mechanisms.
Contact: neil.garrett.10 (at) ucl.ac.uk
Garrett, N. & Sharot, T. (2014) How robust is the optimistic update bias for estimating self-risk and population base rates? PLoS ONE, 9(6): e98848.
Charpentier, C., Moutsiana, C., Garrett, N. & Sharot, T. (2014) The Brain’s Temporal Dynamics from a Collective Decision to Individual Action. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(17): 5816-5823.
Moutsiana, C., Garrett, N., Clarke, R.C., Lotto, R.B., Blakemore, S.J. & Sharot, T. (2013) Human development of the ability to learn from bad news. Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, in press.
De Martino, B., Fleming, S., Garrett, N. & Dolan, R. (2013). Confidence in value-based choice. Nature Neuroscience, 16, 105–110.