NIA R01 awarded to study mechanisms of trust-related learning in aging

Dr. Lighthall, along with MPIs Dr. Natalie Ebner (University of Florida) and Dr. Bob Wilson (University of Arizona), were awarded a Multi-PI R01 from the National Institute on Aging entitled, “Characterizing and Modulating Neurocognitive Processes in Learning to Trust and Distrust in Aging.” The goals of this project are to identify basic neurocognitive processes of trust-related learning in aging using behavioral methods, computational modeling, and functional neuroimaging, and determine if trust-related decision making can be optimized via real-time fMRI neurofeedback training.