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Scott Huettel, PhD

Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor and Chair
Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University

Professor Huettel’s research uses a combination of behavioral, genetic, physiological, and neuroscience techniques to discover the neural mechanisms that underlie higher cognition, with a focus on economic and social decision making. Much of his research – which includes collaborations with neuroscientists, psychologists, behavioral economists, and business and medical faculty – falls within the emerging interdiscipline of neuroeconomics, where he is a Past-President of the Society for Neuroeconomics. He is an author of more than 100 scientific publications, including articles in Science, Nature Neuroscience, Psychological Science, and other top journals in several fields. He is lead author on a primary textbook in neuroscience, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and is a co-editor of the textbook Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience. He is also the founding Director of the Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Sciences (D-CIDES), which brings together faculty and students from throughout campus for interdisciplinary research and educational programs.