Ben Hayden, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience

Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience


Summary

Ben Hayden is an associate professor in the Department of Neuroscience and the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research. His lab studies the role of the brain activity in making reward-based decisions, and in changing strategies in demanding circumstances. They do this with recordings of activity of populations of neurons in subjects making and adjusting simple decisions. They then compare these patterns with those obtained from subjects exposed to cocaine for long periods of times. This research contributes to a basic understanding of the brain circuitry of drug addiction.

Research

Research Summary/Interests

The study of decision-making and executive control

Publications

Wang, MZ & Hayden, BY 2019, 'Monkeys are curious about counterfactual outcomes' Cognition, vol. 189, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2019.03.009

Wang, MZ & Hayden, BY 2019, 'Beyond "incentive hope": Information sampling and learning under reward uncertainty' Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 42, e56. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X18001930

Hayden, BY 2018, 'Economic choice: the foraging perspective' Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, vol. 24, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cobeha.2017.12.002

Yoo, SBM & Hayden, BY 2018, 'Economic Choice as an Untangling of Options into Actions' Neuron, vol. 99, no. 3, pp. 434-447. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2018.06.038

Cash-Padgett, T, Azab, H, Yoo, SBM & Hayden, BY 2018, 'Opposing pupil responses to offered and anticipated reward values' Animal Cognition, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 671-684. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10071-018-1202-2

Alonso-Díaz, S, Piantadosi, ST, Hayden, BY & Cantlon, JF 2018, 'Intrinsic whole number bias in humans' Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, vol. 44, no. 9, pp. 1472-1481. https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000544

Yoo, SBM, Sleezer, BJ & Hayden, BY 2018, 'Robust encoding of spatial information in orbitofrontal cortex and striatum' Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, vol. 30, no. 6, pp. 898-913. https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01259

Farashahi, S, Azab, H, Hayden, BY & Soltani, A 2018, 'On the flexibility of basic risk attitudes in monkeys' Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 38, no. 18, pp. 4383-4398. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2260-17.2018

Pirrone, A, Azab, H, Hayden, BY, Stafford, T & Marshall, JAR 2018, 'Brief report: Evidence for the speed-value trade-off: Human and monkey decision making is magnitude sensitive' Decision, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 129-142. https://doi.org/10.1037/dec0000075

Blanchard, TC, Piantadosi, ST & Hayden, BY 2018, 'Robust mixture modeling reveals category-free selectivity in reward region neuronal ensembles' Journal of neurophysiology, vol. 119, no. 4, pp. 1305-1318. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00808.2017