Cognitive and Decision Sciences

Prof. Dr. Rui Mata

Fakultät für Psychologie
Missionsstrasse 64A
4055 Basel
+41 (0)61 267 06 11


The Center for Cognitive and Decision Sciences (CDS) seeks to understand how people of all ages make decisions.

We use computational models, neuroimaging methods, and behavioral experiments to uncover individual and age differences in the cognitive processes underlying decision making. Our goal is to understand how cognitive and affective processes influence decisions and ultimately help individuals to make better choices in everyday life.

You can find an overview article concerning our approach here.

For examples of our work, see:

If you would like more information about our work or participating in studies, please contact us.

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