Addiction & Decision Neuroscience Lab

Lab Director: Anna Konova, PhD

The Addiction & Decision Neuroscience Laboratory at Rutgers University, directed by Dr. Anna Konova, studies motivational states, decision making, and addiction. We are affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry, the University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), and the Brain Health Institute (BHI) at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. You can find out more about who we are here, and what we do here. If you are interested in joining our team or participating in a research study, go here. See below for recent lab news and get in touch!


08/28/20 NEW PAPER! Can neuromelanin-sensitive MRI be used as a tool to capture dopaminergic dysfunction in addiction?

08/22/20 ¡Cluster update! It has been a busy albeit strange summer for all. Even so, we have a lot to celebrate. Congrats to Kathryn on her grant award from the Center for Alcohol & Substance Use Studies on stress, addiction, and the LC-NE system, and her talk on this project at the 2020 College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) conference. Also a very big congrats to Manny for being selected as a TRACC-RU fellow in the NIH/NIDA-sponsored training program on translational addiction science. Finally, although we said goodbye to RAs Gabriela and Robert, we welcomed new MD student researcher Josh!

05/08/20 NEW PAPER! How does acute stress interact with trait impulsivity to influence the way people learn from reward?

01/13/20 Welcome new postdoc Maëlle!! Also congrats to Adaugo who successfully defended her honors thesis and will be heading off to medical school!

12/08/19 NEW PAPER! Can computational markers of decision-making capture cognitive processes with clinical utility for detecting opioid reuse vulnerability?

06/12/19 Welcome new RAs Gabriela, Joany, Rhea, and Robert!! Also a sad goodbye to Ming who successfully defended his thesis and will start a new position at Amazon. Congrats and best of luck Ming!

03/23/19 NEW PAPER! How do delusional beliefs shape the way people sample and integrate information?

12/31/18 NEW PAPER! Does research in psychiatry need to consider the relationship between risk and time preferences in studies of choice impulsivity?

11/07/18 NEW PAPER! Can the neuroscience of how we learn to extinguish appetitive and drug cue responses help us understand addictive behavior?

09/16/18 With our collaborators at NYU, Data Cubed, and Universidad del Rosario, we joined the RWJF challenge to address the opioid epidemic using digital technologies and decision neuroscience. Our work was recently showcased at Health 2.0 held Sept. 16-17 in Santa Clara, CA. Check out our concept in this video!

09/07/18 We are open for business!