Mel studies the perception of value in economic and social contexts. In economic decision-making, Mel’s work maps similarities between traditional forms of perception  (e.g., our sense of brightness, loudness, and numerosity) and our subjective sense of value (as expressed in dollar valuations, liking ratings, and etc.). Mel is also interested in how the introduction of social information (e.g., faces, actions, and identities of others), modifies how we perform such value judgments.

You can view his website here.