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Emanuele De Luca, Ph.D.

Emanuele De Luca, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Education

Ph.D. University of Glasgow, Neuroscience, 2015

M.Sc. University of Glasgow, Psychology, 2009

B.Sc. University of Pisa, Biological Sciences, 2008

Research interests

I am interested in the neural mechanisms underlying human decision making and learning under uncertainty (Neuroeconomics). Specifically, we combine ideas from a range of disciplines (psychology, neuroscience, engineering and economics) and use a variety of neuroimaging techniques to provide a spatiotemporal characterisation of reward and risk prediction errors, and how these signals are processed in social and non-social contexts. My PhD research employed a combination of economic games and fMRI to directly compare the neural networks representing social and non-social prediction errors in the human brain. We also used vision science techniques (e.g. retinotopic mapping) to investigate risk-reward predictions in primary visual areas.

Contact details

Office: 520 Institute of Neuroscience & Psychology

Email: emaludeca@gmail.com

Tel: 0141 330 4663