Neural evidence for age-related deficits in the representation of state spaces

In this study, we demonstrate that the shift to simpler decision strategies in older adults is due to a) impairments in the representation of the transition structure of the task and b) diminished signaling of the reward value associated with decision options.

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.