Welcome to the Bakkour Memory and Decision Lab!

The Bakkour lab focuses on understanding how we use memory of the past to make decisions for the future. We use the tools of cognitive neuroscience, namely fMRI, eye tracking, and computational modeling to elucidate the computations that the brain performs when humans draw on their experience to make everyday decisions.

Growing the team to launch NIMH-funded project!

We are growing the team to launch an NIMH-funded project aimed at uncovering the neural, cognitive, and computational mechanisms underlying subjective value construction that guide normative and maladaptive decision making. We are seeking to hire a postdoc and a...

New Postdoc position in the lab! Apply now!

The Bakkour Memory and Decision Laboratory in the Department of Psychology (PI: Akram Bakkour) at the University of Chicago is seeking a full-time Cognitive Neuroscience Postdoctoral Researcher to join the team and head an NIH-funded project in collaboration with...

SNE 2023

Three PhD students in the Bakkour Lab traveled to Vancouver this October to present their ongoing research at the Society for Neuroeconomics (SNE) 2023 Conference. Check out their posters at this link!

We are building the team!

The lab will be looking to add grad students and postdocs to the team. If you are interested in the interactions between memory and decision-making, please get in touch! Learn more here.