Research Abstract

Economic choice takes place when individuals make choices solely based on subjective preferences—for example out of a restaurant menu. Choice behavior is a traditional focus in economics and psychology, and a large body of work shows that human choices suffer from various “fallacies”. Economic choice is also important from a medical perspective, as choice deficits are often observed in patients with neurological disorders of the frontal lobe and in addiction... read more

Selected Publications

  • Rustichini A and Padoa-Schioppa C (2015). A neuro-computational model of economic decisions. Journal of Neurophysiology. 114, 1382-98. PMID 26063776
  • Conen KE and Padoa-Schioppa C (2015). Neuronal variability in orbitofrontal cortex during economic decisions. Journal of Neurophysiology. 114, 1367-81. PMID 26084903
  • Raghuraman A and Padoa-Schioppa C (2014). Integration of multiple determinants in the neuronal computation of economic values. Journal of Neuroscience. 34, 11583-603. PMID 25164656
  • Cai X and Padoa-Schioppa C (2014). Contributions of orbitofrontal and lateral prefrontal cortices to economic choice and the good-to-action transformation. Neuron. 81, 1140-51. PMCID 3951647
  • Padoa-Schioppa C (2013). Neuronal origins of choice variability in economic decisions. Neuron. 80, 1322-36. PMCID 3857585
  • Padoa-Schioppa C (2011). Neurobiology of economic choice: a good-based model. Annual Review of Neuroscience. 34: 333-59. PMCID 21456961
  • Padoa-Schioppa C (2009). Range-adapting representation of economic value in the orbitofrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience. 29, 14004-14. PMCID 19890010
  • Padoa-Schioppa C (2008). The syllogism of neuro-economics. Economics and Philosophy. 24, 449-457. PMCID 19050765
  • Padoa-Schioppa C and Assad JA (2008). The representation of economic value in the orbitofrontal cortex is invariant for changes of menu. Nature Neuroscience. 11, 95-102. PMCID 18066060
  • Padoa-Schioppa C and Assad JA (2006). Neurons in orbitofrontal cortex encode economic value. Nature. 441, 223-226. PMCID 16177830

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Camillo Padoa Schioppa, PhD

Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Washington University
School of Medicine
Campus Box 8108
East McDonnell Medical Sciences, 312
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 747-2253


Padoa-Schioppa Lab

Other Information

1996 Laurea (MS), Statistical Physics , Universita’ La Sapienza, Rome, Italy

2002 PhD, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

008 Post-doctorate, Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

Selected Honors
2003-2004 Edward R. and Anne G. Lefler Postdoctoral Fellowship

2005-2007 Harvard Mind/Brain/Behavior Postdoctoral Fellowship

2005-2007 Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined)

2007-2011 Pathway to Independence Award (National Institute of Mental Health)

2010-2013 Whitehall Foundation Research Grant

2011 Society for Neuroeconomics Young Investigator Award

2015 Washington University School of Medicine Distinguished Faculty Award