Dr Andrea Pisauro

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research summary

I am interested in the neural basis and the computational principles underlying human decision making. My research focuses on value-based decisions and aims at understanding how the values of available choices are computed from perceptual evidence, internal preferences and the subjective model of the choices context. My previous research investigated the spatiotemporal process underlying value based decisions through simultaneous EEG-fMRI neural recordings. My current work involves understanding how the social context determines behavior and attitudes towards effort exertion and how it is encoded by the brain to inform valuation and decision making. 



Fast hemodynamic responses in the visual cortex of the awake mouse

Pisauro MA, Dhruv NT, Carandini M, Benucci A, (2013) Journal of Neuroscience

Pisauro MA,Fouragnan E,Retzler C, Philiastides MG (2017) Nature Communication

Pisauro MA,Fouragnan E,Retzler C, Philiastides MG (2017) Nature Communication

Local and global contributions to hemodynamic activity in mouse cortex

Pisauro MA, Benucci A, Carandini M (2016) Journal of Neurophysiology