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Dr Nadege Bault

Lecturer in Psychology

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)


Lecturer in Psychology



PhD in Neuroscience and Cognition, University of Lyon, France                  
Master in Cognitive Science, University of Lyon, France

Professional experience

  • 2014-2019 Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Italy
    Funded by the ERC
  • 2012-2014 Postdoctoral Fellow - Gate Lyon Saint-Etienne, CNRS UMR 5824, France
    Funded by the French National Research Agency ANR
    Guest researcher - CREED, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2010-2012 Postdoctoral Fellow
    Cognitive Science Centre Amsterdam (CSCA);
    Centre for Research in Experimental Economics and Political Decision Making (CREED); University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Funded by the University of Amsterdam (research priority program)

Professional membership

Society for Neuroeconomics

Teaching interests

Cognitive & Social Psychology
Cognitive & Social Neuroscience

Research interests

  • Neural mechanisms of decision making
  • Value-based decision making and motivated behavior
  • Social preferences, prosocial and competitive behaviors
  • Reinforcement learning in a social environment

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

  • Ben Timberlake - PhD in cognitive science, University of Trento (co-supervision). Thesis defended in July 2019
  • Maximilian Hoyer - PhD in economics, University of Amsterdam (co-supervision). Doctoral Thesis defended in March 2018

Internet Publications

Botvinik-Nezer, R., Holzmeister, F., Camerer, C. F., Dreber, A., Huber, J., Johannesson, M., … Schonberg, T. Variability in the analysis of a single neuroimaging dataset by many groups. (Preprint available online

Key publications are highlighted

Bault N & Rusconi E 2020 'The Art of Influencing Consumer Choices: A Reflection on Recent Advances in Decision Neuroscience' Frontiers in Psychology 10, , DOI PEARL
Botvinik-Nezer R, Holzmeister F, Camerer CF, Dreber A, Huber J, Johannesson M, Kirchler M, Iwanir R, Mumford JA & Adcock A 2019 'Variability in the analysis of a single neuroimaging dataset by many teams' bioRxiv Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Bault N, di Pellegrino G, Puppi M, Opolczynski G, Monti A, Braghittoni D, Thibaut F, Rustichini A & Coricelli G 2019 'Dissociation between Private and Social Counterfactual Value Signals Following Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Damage' Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 31, (5) 639-656 , DOI PEARL
Bault N, Fahrenfort JJ, Pelloux B, Ridderinkhof KR & van Winden F 2017 'An affective social tie mechanism: Theory, evidence, and implications' Journal of Economic Psychology 61, 152-175 , DOI PEARL
Bault N, Wydoodt P & Coricelli G 2016 'Different Attentional Patterns for Regret and Disappointment: An Eye-tracking Study' Journal of Behavioral Decision Making 29, (2-3) 194-205 , DOI PEARL
Bault N, Pelloux B, Fahrenfort JJ, Ridderinkhof KR & van Winden F 2014 'Neural dynamics of social tie formation in economic decision-making' Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience 10, (6) 877-884 , DOI PEARL
Hoyer M, Bault N, Loerakker B & van Winden F 2014 'Destructive behavior in a Fragile Public Good game' Economics Letters 123, (3) 295-299 , DOI PEARL
Simioni S, Schluep M, Bault N, Coricelli G, Kleeberg J, Du Pasquier RA, Gschwind M, Vuilleumier P & Annoni J-M 2012 'Multiple Sclerosis Decreases Explicit Counterfactual Processing and Risk Taking in Decision Making' PLoS ONE 7, (12) e50718-e50718 , DOI PEARL
Bault N, Joffily M, Rustichini A & Coricelli G 2011 'Medial prefrontal cortex and striatum mediate the influence of social comparison on the decision process' Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108, (38) 16044-16049 , DOI
Burnett S, Bault N, Coricelli G & Blakemore S-J 2010 'Adolescents’ heightened risk-seeking in a probabilistic gambling task' Cognitive Development 25, (2) 183-196 , DOI
Bault N, Coricelli G & Rustichini A 2008 'Interdependent Utilities: How Social Ranking Affects Choice Behavior' PLoS ONE 3, (10) e3477-e3477 , DOI PEARL
Ambrosino A, Bault N & Coricelli G 2008 'Neural foundation for regret-based decision making' Revue d'économie politique 118, (1) 63-63 , DOI
Timberlake B, Coricelli G & Bault N 2019 'Regret, Responsibility, and the Brain' in Gotlib A The Moral Psychology of Regret London Rowman & Littlefield International 165-184
Bault N, Coricelli G & Rusconi E 2019 'Probing the decisional brain with noninvasive brain stimulation' in Schulte-Mecklenbeck M; Kuehberger A; Johnson JG A Handbook of Process Tracing Methods 2nd Edition Routledge 249-269