Welcome to the Prediction and Decision-Making Laboratory at the University of Melbourne.
Welcome to the Prediction and Decision-Making Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, led by Dr. Daniel Feuerriegel as Principal Investigator.
The lab investigates how we use our prior knowledge about the world to guide our perception and decision-making. We are constantly learning associations between different events in our environment and storing these associations in memory. For example, we have learned that, if we hear a dog barking, we are likely to see a dog soon afterward. This allows us to form predictions about what we will see or hear in the immediate future.
We use psychophysical experiments in combination with recordings of neural data to investigate what occurs when these predictions are fulfilled, and what happens when they are violated by surprising events. We apply computational modelling and machine learning techniques to behavioural and electroencephalographic (EEG) data to understand how predictive processes shape how decisions unfold in the brain.
We also investigate a broad range of topics, ranging from basic decision-making processes to early childhood neurodevelopment. Take a look at our projects page to see what we are currently working on!
Update (17-08-2021): Daniel Feuerriegel has been awarded a DECRA to continue his research on decision-making in the wake of surprising events. Watch this space for 3 more years of exciting, ARC-funded research from our lab!