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

  • Michail D. Kokkoris, Erik Hoelzl, and Carlos Alós-Ferrer (2019) True to Which Self? Lay Rationalism and Decision Satisfaction in Self-Control Conflicts. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. 117(2), pp. 417-447.
  • 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
  • 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

  • Cubillo A, Makwana AB, Hare TA (2019) Differential modulation of cognitive control networks by monetary reward and punishment. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 14(3): 305-317. doi:10.1093//scan/nsz006
  • Edelson MG, Polanía R, Ruff CC, Fehr E, Hare TA (2018) Computational and neurobiological foundations of leadership decisions. Science 361(6401). doi: 10.1126/science.aat0036
  • 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
  • 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

Neuroeconomics and Decision Neuroscience Group

  • Polanía R, Woodford M, Ruff CC (2019) Efficient coding of subjective value. Nature Neuroscience 22(1):134-142. doi:10.1038/s41593-018-0292-0
  • Polanía R, Nitsche MA, Ruff CC (2018) Studying and modifying brain function with non-invasive brain stimulation. Nature Neuroscience 21(2):174-187.  doi:10.1038/s41593-017-0054-4
  • 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 20(8):1142. doi:10.1038/nn.4602
  • 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

Neuroeconomics and Social Neuroscience Group

  • Lindström, B., Golkar, A., Jangard, S., Tobler, P.N., Olsson, A. (2019). Social threat learning transfers to decision making in humans. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 116, 4732-4737.
  • 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.

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