My postdoctoral research with Roberto Cabeza and Scott Huettel aimed to determine how memory function affects economic decision making in aging using neuroimaging techniques. I am also interested in how emotion and motivation impact decision making across the lifespan. I joined the Duke Center for Cognitive Neuroscience after completing my Ph.D. in gerontology with Mara Mather at the University of Southern California. My dissertation work used fMRI to examine the impact of acute stress on learning and decision making in younger and older adults. I originally hail from Redding, CA and received my bachelor’s degree in psychology from UC Berkeley.
I have moved to the University of Central Florida. For more information, please see http://psychology.cos.ucf.edu/people/lighthall-nichole/
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