Learning from Surprising Events

Some surprising events are just that, surprising.
Others, are both surprising and something we need to learn from in order to do better in the future.

I aim to uncover how individuals of different ages learn from surprising events they should learn from. I aim to examine the behavioral, computational and neural mechanism supporting this kind of learning in children, younger adults and older adults.

Alexa Ruel
Alexa Ruel
Post doctoral Researcher

My research interests include decision-making strategies and cognitive control changes during healthy aging.