Vacancy for Postdoctoral Associate

The Huettel lab at Duke University seeks a talented postdoctoral associate to conduct human research on the neural mechanisms of decision making. The position is supported by an NIH-funded grant that seeks to understand the dynamic social decision-making and how such decisions are influenced by social status. The postdoctoral associate will be part of a vibrant community of scholars in Duke’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and will work with research-dedicated 3T MRI scanners at Duke’s Brain Imaging and Analysis Center.

The position is initially for a one-year term with renewal anticipated upon satisfactory performance. Programming skills, expertise in fMRI, and a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field are prerequisites; experience with decision modeling and computational methods are desirable.

Interested applicants should submit their CV, a statement of research interest, and contact information for 2 references to academic jobs online and

Apply here

Congratulations on the acceptance of your paper, Matthew!

We are proud to announce that Matthew Bachman’s paper, “Disruptions of Sustained Spatial Attention Can Be Resistant to the Distractor’s Prior Reward Associations”, has been accepted by Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. The findings of this paper suggest that sustained spatial attention can be resistant to a distractor’s reward associations in some circumstances, indicating an important boundary condition to reward-related distraction.


Congratulations, Matthew!

Congratulations on the acceptance of your paper, Vicki!

We are proud to announce the acceptance of Vicki’s paper into the Journal of Economic Psychology!! The paper highlights that individuating information about people’s personal preferences, such as their favorite animal or a preferred food, can have differential effects for ingroup and outgroup members–it increases prosocial behavior toward outgroup members but leads to a decrease in prosocial behavior toward ingroup members. These results suggest that individuating information can help reduce group biases, but it does so at a cost to ingroup members.

Congratulations once more! You rock!

Congrats on your paper being published, Alex!


We are very proud to announce that Alex’s paper, ‘Shuffle the Decks: Children are Sensitive to Incidental Non-Random Structure in a Sequential Choice Task’, has been published in the top empirical journal – Psychological Science. The take-home message was that kids might look like they are making maladaptive decisions, but they instead may be sophisticated decision-makers trying to learn their world’s structure. 

Congratulations, Dr. Breslav! We look forward to more amazing projects from you!