Dr Nadege Bault

Dr Nadege Bault

Lecturer in Psychology

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health)


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

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
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'Ă©conomie politique 118, (1) 63-63 , DOI
Botvinik-Nezer R, Holzmeister F, Camerer CF, Dreber A, Huber J, Johannesson M, Kirchler M, Iwanir R, Mumford JA & Adcock A 0 'Variability in the analysis of a single neuroimaging dataset by many teams' bioRxiv 843193-843193 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
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