Representative Publications listed by Research Group

The full list of publications from the ZNE can be found here:

Complete List of Publications from the Zurich Center for Neuroeconomics

Decision and Neuroeconomic Theory Group

  • Alós-Ferrer C (2018) A Dual‐Process Diffusion Model. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. 31(2):203-218. doi: 10.1002/bdm.1960

  • Alós-Ferrer C (2018) A Review Essay on Social Neuroscience: Can Research on the Social Brain and Economics Inform Each Other? Journal of Economic Literature. 56(1):234-264. 10.1257/jel.20171370

  • Alós-Ferrer C, García-Segarra J, Ritschel A (2018) Performance curiosity. Journal of Economic Psychology. 64:1-17. 10.1016/j.joep.2017.08.002

  • Alós-Ferrer C, Granić D, Kern J, Wagner A. K (2016) Preference Reversals: Time and Again. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 52 (1), pp. 65-97.

  • Achtziger A, Alós-Ferrer C, Hügelschäfer S, Steinhauser M (2015) Higher Incentives Can Impair Performance: Neural Evidence on Reinforcement and Rationality. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10 (11), pp. 1477-1483.

  • Achtziger A, Alós-Ferrer C, Hügelschäfer S, Steinhauser M(2014) The Neural Basis of Belief Updating and Rational Decision Making. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9 (1), pp. 55-62.

  • Book: The Theory of Extensive Form Games 2016, Carlos Alós-Ferrer and Klaus Ritzberger, Springer Verlag (Monographs of the Game Theory Society).

Microeconomics and Experimental Economic Research Group

  • Hein G, Morishima Y, Leiberg S, Sul S, Fehr E (2016) The brain’s functional network architecture reveals human motives. Science 351(6277): 1074-1078.

  • Ruff CC, Fehr E (2014) The neurobiology of rewards and values in social decision making. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 15(8): 549-562. doi:10.1038/nrn3776

  • Ruff CC, Ugazio G, Fehr E (2013) Changing social norm compliance with noninvasive brain stimulation. Science 342(6157): 482-484. doi:10.1126/science.1241399

  • Eisenegger C, Naef M, Snozzi R, Heinrichs M, Fehr E (2010) Prejudice and truth about the effect of testosterone on human bargaining behaviour. Nature 463: 356-359.

  • Knoch D, Pascual-Leone A, Meyer K, Treyer V, Fehr E (2006) Diminishing reciprocal fairness by disrupting the right prefrontal cortex. Science 314: 829-832.
  • de Quervain DJF, Fischbacher U, Treyer V, Schellhammer M, Schnyder U, Buck A, Fehr E (2004) The neural basis of altruistic punishment. Science 305: 1254-1258.

Neuroeconomics and Human Development Group

  • Maier SU, Hare TA (2017) Higher heart-rate variability is associated with ventromedial prefrontal cortex activity and increased resistance to temptation in dietary self-control challenges. The Journal of Neuroscience 37(2): 446-455. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2815-16.2017
  • Maier SU, Makwana AB, Hare TA (2015) Acute stress impairs self-control in goal-directed choice by altering multiple functional connections within the brain's decision circuits. Neuron 87:621-631. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2015.07.005
  • Makwana A, Grön G, Fehr E, Hare TA (2015) A neural mechanism of strategic social choice under sanction-induced norm compliance. eNeuro 2(3). doi:
  • Rudorf S, Hare TA (2014) Interactions between dorsolateral and ventromedial prefrontal cortex underlie context-dependent stimulus valuation in goal-directed choice. Journal of Neuroscience 34:15988-15996. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3192-14.2014
  • Dreyfuss M, Caudle K, Drysdale AT, Johnston NE, Cohen AO, Somerville LH, Galvan A, Tottenham N, Hare TA, Casey BJ (2014) Teens impulsively react rather than retreat from threat. Developmental Neuroscience 36:220-7. doi:10.1159/000357755
  • Hare TA, Schultz W, Camerer CF, O'Doherty JP, Rangel A (2011) Transformation of stimulus value signals into motor commands during simple choice. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 108:18120-18125. doi:10.1073/pnas.1109322108

Neuroeconomics and Decision Neuroscience Group

  • Maréchal MA, Cohn A, Ugazio G, Ruff CC (2017) Increasing honesty in humans with noninvasive brain stimulation. PNAS 114(17): 4360-4364. doi:10.1073/pnas.1614912114
  • Hill CA, Suzuki S, Polania R, Moisa M, O'Doherty JP, Ruff CC (2017) A causal account of the brain network computations underlying strategic social behavior. Nature Neuroscience ePub. doi:10.1038/nn.4602
  • Driver J, Blankenburg F, Bestmann S, Vanduffel W, Ruff CC (2009) Concurrent brain-stimulation and neuroimaging for studies of cognition. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 13: 319-327.
  • Pleger B, Ruff CC, Blankenburg F, Klöppel S, Driver J, Dolan RJ (2009) Influence of dopaminergically mediated reward on somatosensory decision-making. PLoS Biology 7: e1000164.
  • Ruff CC, Blankenburg F, Bjoertomt O, Bestmann S, Weiskopf N, Deichmann R, Driver J (2009) Hemispheric differences in frontal and parietal influences on human occipital cortex: Direct confirmation with concurrent TMS-fMRI. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 21: 1146-1161.
  • Pleger B, Ruff CC, Blankenburg F, Bestmann S, Wiech K, Stephan KE, Friston KJ, Dolan RJ (2006) Neural coding of tactile decisions in the human prefrontal cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience 26: 12596-12601.

Neuroeconomics and Social Neuroscience Group

  • Weber, S. C., Kahnt, T., Quednow, B. B. & Tobler, P. N. (2018). Fronto-striatal pathways gate processing of behaviorally relevant reward dimensions. PLoS Biology, 16, e2005722.doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2005722

  • Kirschner, M., Haugg, A., Manoliu, A., Simon, J. J., Huys, Q. J. M., Seifritz, E., Tobler, P. N. & Kaiser, S. (2018). Deficits in context-dependent adaptive coding in early psychosis and healthy individuals with schizotypal personality traits. Brain, 141, 2806-2819.

  • Lindström B, Tobler PN (2018) Incidental ostracism emerges from simple learning mechanisms. Nature Human Behavior, 2, 405-414.

  • Burke CJ, Soutschek A, Weber S, Beharelle AR, Fehr E, Haker H, Tobler PN (2017) Dopamine receptor-specific contributions to the computation of value. Neuropsychopharmacology, 43, 1415-1424.

  • Soutschek A, Ruff CC, Strombach T, Kalenscher T, Tobler PN (2016) Brain stimulation reveals crucial role of overcoming self-centeredness in self-control. Science Advances 2, e1600992. doi:10.1126/sciadv.1600992

  • Tobler PN, Fiorillo CD, Schultz W (2005) Adaptive coding of reward value by dopamine neurons. Science 307: 1642-1645. [Article]