Decision-Making Strategies

In this project, I study how the use of different learning strategies changes across development. I am interested in why children and older adults tend to converge on simpler learning strategies and which neural mechanisms underlie age differences in learning.


When trying to solve a complex goal-directed task such as navigating to a restaurant in a new city, we can apply different types of strategies (or combinations of strategies). We can learn the layout of the new city from a map and then use this knowledge to reach the restaurant, or we can simply put the address in our GPS and let it guide us there.