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Mael Lebreton

Senior Research Associate

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GENERAL INFORMATION

I am currently a Senior Research Associate, based at the Swiss Center for Affective Science (CISA), at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), in Switzerland. My main focus has been the investigation of the computational and biological (neural, genetic) basis of economic phenotypes and behavior (choices, preferences, socio-economic status) - a recent disciplinary field called Neuroeconomics.

CURRENT RESEARCH

I try to combine at best my rudimental knowledge in (cognitive) neurosciences, (behavioral) economics, and (reinforcement) learning to provide new hints about our (often irrational) behavior, by associating (behavioral) experiments, (computational) models and (functional) neuroimaging.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Lebreton M, Bavard S, Daunizeau J & Palminteri S. (2019) Assessing inter-individual differences with task-related functional neuroimaging. Nature Human Behavior 3(9), 897–905
  • Lebreton M, Bacily K, Palminteri S & JB Engelmann (2019). Contextual influence on confidence judgments in human reinforcement learning. PLoS Computational Biology, 15(4): e1006973
  • Lebreton M, Langdon S, Slieker MJ, Nooitgedacht JS, Goudriaan AE, Denys D, Luigjes J*, van Holst RJ* (2018). Two sides of the same coin: monetary incentives concurrently improve and bias confidence judgments. Science Advances. 4, eaaq0668
  • Lebreton M, Abitbol R, Daunizeau J, and Pessiglione M. (2015). Automatic integration of confidence in the brain valuation signal. Nature Neuroscience 18, 1159–1167.
  • Lebreton M*, Jorge S*, Michel V, Thirion B, Pessiglione M (2009). An automatic valuation system in the human brain: evidence from functional neuroimaging. Neuron, 12;64(3):431-9.

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