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Habiba Azab

Habiba Azab

  • Graduate Student

BSc, New York Institute of Technology, 2011
Faculty Mentor(s): Kidd

302 cubicle Meliora Hall
Hazab@ur.rochester.edu

Curriculum Vitae


Research Overview

I work with Benjamin Hayden and Celeste Kidd, where I study decision-making: the relevant algorithms in our minds, their implementations in our brains, and how these algorithms often (seem to) fail us: whether we fall prey to illogical fallacies or fail at self-control. Through studying the neural instantiations of these successes and failures, I ultimately hope to understand the underlying mechanisms of information processing in the brain.

Selected Publications

Publications

  • Azab, H., Hayden, B. Y. Shared economic roles of subgenual and dorsal anterior cingulate cortices in decision-making. (in prep)
  • Azab, H., Moreno-Bote, R., & Hayden, B. Y. Demand for control increases neuronal recruitment in dorsal anterior cingulate cortex. (under review)
  • Azab, H., Ruskin, D., Kidd, C. Adults' guesses on probabilistic tasks reveal incremental representativeness biases. (in publication)
  • Pirrone, A., Azab, H., Hayden, B. Y., Stafford, T., Marshall, J. A. R. Human and monkey decision-making is value sensitive. (under review)
  • Strait, C. E., Sleezer, B. J., Blanchard, T. C., Azab, H., Castagno, M. D., & Hayden, B. Y. (2015). Neuronal selectivity for spatial position of offers and choices in five reward regions. Journal of neurophysiology, jn-00325.

Posters

  • Azab, H., Hayden, B. Y. Shared economic roles of subgenual and dorsal anterior cingulate cortices in decision-making, Gordon Conference in Neurobiology of Cognition, 2016, Sunday River, Newry, ME.
  • Azab, H., Moreno-Bote, R., Hayden, B. Y. Demand for control increases recruitment in dorsal anterior cingulate cortex, Society for Neuroscience, 2015, Chicago, IL.
  • Azab, H., Ruskin, D., Kidd, C. Children utilize coarse representations to generate predictions in probabilistic tasks, Cognitive Development Society, 2015, Columbus, OH.
  • Azab, H., Hayden, B. Y. Demand for control increases recruitment of dACC neurons, Neuroscience Retreat, 2015, Rochester, NY.

Talks

  • Azab, H., Ruskin, D., Kidd, C. Adults guesses on probabilistic tasks reveal incremental representativeness biases. Cognitive Science Annual Conference, Philadelphia PA, 2016.
  • Azab, H., Kidd, C. Children utilize coarse representations for generating predictions in probabilistic tasks. Cognitive Development Society Conference, Columbus OH, 2015.