MRI image of the brain

Laboratory for Rational Decision Making

Under the direction of Valerie Reyna, PhD the Laboratory of Rational Decision Making researches human judgment and decision making, numeracy and quantitative reasoning, risk and uncertainty, medical decision making, social judgment, and memory.  Dr. Reyna is a developer of fuzzy-trace theory, a model of the relation between memory and higher reasoning that has been widely applied in law and medicine. Her current research program is focused on:
Risky decision making in adolescents
Risk communication in cancer and AIDS prevention
Spontaneous false memories in children and adults
Aging and cognitive neuroscience

Students and advisees may contact Dr. Reyna via email: vr53@cornell.edu