In my Lab we examine three interrelated questions: (i) neuroscience of decision making and how culture affects decisions (ii) the interaction of the urban environment in (mega-)cities with human performance and well-being and (iii) experimental aesthetics, i.e. how the brain perceives beauty.
We employ a wide array of methods, ranging from virtual reality and wearable devices to environmental metrics and human neuroimaging. Our research is supported by both private companies and public agencies.
I am the co-Director of the Culture Science Institute, member of the Advisory Council for the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture and collaborator for the UPenn Center for NeuroAesthetics.