AFRL grant awarded to study neural mechanisms of decision making under uncertainty

The AD&D Lab will begin a new funded project, thanks to a new award to Dr. Lighthall  from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The project entitled, “Measuring uncertainty mechanisms with fNIRS”, will support research and student training under the AFRL’s Minority Leaders Research Collaboration Program (ML-RCP).

This study seeks to identify neural correlates of uncertainty comprehension during decision processing using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and test the impact of interventions to improve comprehension of uncertainty. In addition, the objective of the ML-RCP is to enable, enhance, and expand the research capabilities of HBCUs and MSIs through collaborative research efforts with AFRL. Thus, funding from this project includes support for a diverse group of UCF students to work and train under the grant.