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Book chapters



Vostroknutov, A, Polonio, L, Coricelli, G (2018), The Role of Intelligence in Social Learning. Scientific Reports, 8, 6896. Download.

Toelch, U., Panizza, F., Heekeren, H.R (2018). Norm compliance affects perceptual decisions through modulation of a starting point bias. Royal Society Open Science, 5 171268; DOI: 10.1098/rsos.171268. Published 28 March 2018. Download

Chierchia, G., Nagel, R., & Coricelli, G. (2018). “Betting on nature” or “betting on others”: anti-coordination induces uniquely high levels of entropy. Scientific Reports, 8, Article number: 3514. Download

Nagel, R., Brovelli, A., Heinemann, F., Coricelli, G. (2018). Neural mechanisms mediating degrees of strategic uncertainty. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 13(1), 52-62. Download

Gross, J., Emmerling, F., Vostroknutov, A., & Sack, A. T (2018). Manipulation of Pro-Sociality and Rule-Following with Non-invasive Brain Stimulation. Scientific Reports, 8, Article number: 1827. Download


Bault N., Fahrenfort J., Pelloux B., Ridderinkhof R., van Winden F.A.A.M (2017). An Affective Social Tie Mechanism Theory, Evidence, and Implications. Journal of Economic Psychology, 61, 152-175.  Download

Di Rosa, E., Pischedda, D., Cherubini, P., Mapelli, D., Tamburin, S., & Burigo, M. (2017). Working memory in healthy aging and in Parkinson's disease: Evidence of interference effects. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 24(3), 281-298.


Kimbrough, E.O., Vostroknutov, A., (2016). Norms Make Preferences Social. The Journal of the European Economic Association, 14(3), 608-638. Download

Palminteri, S., Kilford, E. J., Coricelli, G., & Blakemore, S.-J. (2016). The Computational Development of Reinforcement Learning during Adolescence. PLoS Computational Biology, 12(6):e1004953. Download

Baggio, G., Cherubini, P., Pischedda, D., Blumenthal, A., Haynes, J.-D., & Reverberi, C. (2016.) Multiple neural representations of elementary logical connectives. NeuroImage, 135, 300-310. Download

Neveu, R., Neveu, D., Barbalat, G., Schmidt, U., Coricelli, G., Nicolas, A. (2016). The Sequential Binge, a New Therapeutic Approach for Binge Eating: A Pilot Study. PLoS ONE, 11(11):e0165696. Download

Neveu, R., Fouragnan, E., Barsumian, F., Carrier, E. Lai, M., Nicolas, A., Neveu. D., & Coricelli, G. (2016). Preference for Safe Over Risky Options in Binge Eating. Front. Behav. Neurosci. 10:65. Download

Mengel, F., Tsakas, E., & Vostroknutov, A. (2016). Past experience of uncertainty affects risk aversion. Experimental Economics, 19, 151-176. Download

Devetag, G., Di Guida, S., & Polonio, L. (2016). An eye-tracking study of feature-based choice in one-shot games. Experimental Economics, 19, 177–201. Download

Bault, N., Wydoodt, P., Coricelli, G. (2016). Different Attentional Patterns for Regret and Disappointment: An Eye-Tracking Study. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. Download


Palminteri, S., Khamassi, M., Joffily, M., & Coricelli, G. (2015). Contextual modulation of value signals in reward and punishment learning. Nature Communications. Download

Chierchia, G., & Coricelli, G. (2015). The impact of perceived similarity on tacit coordination: propensity for matching and aversion to decoupling choices. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. Download

Griessinger, T., & Coricelli G. (2015).The Neuroeconomics of Strategic Interaction. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 3, 73-79. Download

Clausi S., Coricelli G., Pisotta I., Pavone E.F., Lauriola M., Molinari M., & Leggio M. (2015). Cerebellar damage impairs the self-rating of regret feeling in a gambling task. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9-113. Download

Robic, S., Sonie, S., Fonlupt, P.,  Henaff, M.-A., Touil, N., Coricelli, G., Mattout, J., & Schmitz, C. (2015). Decision-Making in a Changing World: A Study in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of autism and Develomental Disorders, 45(6):1603-13. Download

Larsen, T., Collette, S., Tyszka, J.M., Seymour, B., & O’Doherty, J.P. (2015). Distinct Contributions of Ventromedial and Dorsolateral Subregions of the Human Substantia Nigra to Appetitive and Aversive Learning. J. Neurosci., 35, 14220–14233. Download

Polonio, L, Di Guida, S., & Coricelli, G. (2015) Strategic sophistication and attention in games: an eye-tracking study. Games and Economic Behavior. Games and Economic Behavior 94 (2015) 80–96 Download

Graffeo, M., Polonio, L. & Bonini, N., (2015). Individual differences in competent consumer choice: the role of cognitive reflection and numeracy skills. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:844. Download

Celli, F., Polonio, L. (2015). Facebook and the Real World: Correlations between Online and Offline Conversations. In Proceeedings of CLIC-it, Second Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics. Trento, Italy. Download

Khamassi, M., Quilodran, R., Enel, P., Dominey, P.F. and Procyk, E. (2015). Behavioral regulation and the modulation of information coding in the lateral prefrontal and cingulate cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 25(9), 3197-218. Download


Lesaint, F., Sigaud, O., Clark, J.J., Flagel, S.B. & Khamassi, M. (2014). Experimental predictions drawn from a computational model of sign-trackers and goal-trackers. J Physiology – Paris, 109(1-3), 78-86. Download

Polonio, L., Di Guida, S., & Coricelli, G. (2014). Strategic Sophistication and Attention in Games: An eye-tracking Study. Games and Economic Behavior, 94, 80-96. Download

Larsen, T. & O'Doherty, J.P. (2014). Uncovering the spatiotemporal dynamics of value-based decision making in the human brain: a combined fMRI-EEG study. Phylosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Biogical Science, 369(1655). Download

Bault, N., Pelloux B., Fahrenfort J., Ridderinkhof K.R., & van Winden, F.A.A.M. (2014). Neural dynamics of social tie formation in economic decision-making. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. Download

Hoyer, M., Bault, N., Loerakker, B. & van Winden, F.A.A.M. (2014). Destructive Behavior in a Fragile Public Good Game. Economics Letters, 123:295–299. Download

Neveu, R., Neveu, D., Barsumian, F., Fouragnan, E., Carrier, E., Perroud, A., Lai, M., Sultan, J.,  Nicolas, A., & Coricelli, G. (2014). Improved Planning Abilities in Binge Eating. PLoS One. Download

Lesaint, F., Sigaud, O., Flagel, S.B., Robinson, T.E. & Khamassi, M. (2014). Modelling individual differences observed in Pavlovian autoshaping in rats using a dual learning systems approach and factored representations. PLoS Computational Biology, 10(2):e1003466. Download

Zalla, T., Sirigu, A., Robic, S., Chaste,  P., Leboyer, M., and Coricelli G. (2014). Feelings of Regret and Disappointment in Adults with High-Functioning Autism. Cortex 58:112-122. Download

Coricelli, G., Rusconi, E., Villeval M-C. (2014). Tax Evasion and Emotions in Repeated Interactions: An Empirical Test of Re-integrative Shaming Theory. Journal of Economic Psychology, 40:49-61. Download


Joffily, M. & Coricelli, G. (2013). Emotional valence and the Free-energy Principle. PLoS Computational Biology. Download

Khamassi, M., Enel, P., Dominey, P.F. & Procyk, E. (2013). Medial prefrontal cortex and the adaptive regulation of reinforcement learning parameters. Progress in Brain Research, 202:441-464. Download

Fouragnan, E., Chierchia, G., Greiner, S., Neveu,R., Avesani, P., & Coricelli, G. (2013). Reputational Priors Magnify Striatal Responses to Violations of Trust. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(8):3602–3611. Download

Cos, I., Khamassi, M., & Girard, B. (2013). Modelling the Learning of Biomechanics and Visual Planning for Decision-Making of Motor actions. Journal of Physiology – Paris, 107(5):399-408. Download

Giorgetta, C., Grecucci, A., Bonini, B., Coricelli, G., Demarchi, G., Braun, C., & Sanfey, A. (2013). Waves of Regret: A MEG Study of Emotion and Decision-making. Neuropsychologia, 6;51(1), 38-51. Download


Grygolec, J., Coricelli, G. & Rustichini, A. (2012). Positive Interaction of Social Comparison and Personal Responsibility for Outcomes. Frontiers in Psychology, 3:25. Download

Humphries, M.D., Khamassi, M. & Gurney, K. (2012). Dopaminergic Control of the Exploration-Exploitation Trade-off via the Basal Ganglia. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 6:9. Download

Caluwaerts, K., Staffa, M., N'Guyen, S., Grand, C., Dollé, L., Favre-Félix, A., Girard, B. & Khamassi, M. (2012). A biologically inspired meta-control navigation system for the Psikharpax rat robot. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 7(2):025009. Download

Simioni, S., Schluep, M., Bault, N., Coricelli, G., Kleeberg, J., Du Pasquier, R., Gschwind, M., Vuilleumier, P., & Annoni, J.M. (2012). Impaired decision making under risk conditions without abnormal risk seeking in multiple scleroris. PLoS ONE 7(12): e50718. Download

Khamassi, M. & Humphries, M.D. (2012). Integrating cortico-limbic-basal ganglia architectures for learning model-based and model-free navigation strategies. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 6-79. Download


Bault, N., Joffily, M., Rustichini, A., & Coricelli, G. (2011). Medial prefrontal cortex and striatum mediate the influence of social comparison on the decision process. PNAS, 108, 16044-16049. Download

Khamassi, M., Lallée, S., Enel, P., Procyk, E. & Dominey, P.F. (2011). Robot cognitive control with a neurophysiologically inspired reinforcement learning model. Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 5:1. Download

Coricelli, G., & Rusconi, E. (2011) “Probing the decisional brain with rTMS and tDCS”. Handbook of Process Tracing Methods for Decision Research. Psychology Press, pp. 205-222. Download


Coricelli, G., Joffily, M., Montmarquette, C., & Villeval, M.C. (2010). Cheating, Emotions, and Rationality: An Experiment on Tax Evasion. Journal of Experimental Economics, 13, 226-247. Download

Coricelli, G., and Rustichini, A. (2010). Counterfactual Thinking and Emotions: Regret and Envy Learning. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 365, 1538, 241-7. Download

Benchenane, K., Peyrache, A., Khamassi, M., Wiener, S.I. & Battaglia, F.P. (2010). Coherent theta oscillations and reorganization of spike timing in the hippocampal-prefrontal network upon learning. Neuron, 66(6):921-936. Download

Coricelli, G., & Nagel, R. (2010). “Neuroeconomics of depth of reasoning”. History of Economic Ideas, vol XVIII, 123-131. Download

Larquet, M., Coricelli, G., Opolczynski, G., & Thibaut, F. (2010). Impaired decision-making in schizophrenia and orbitofrontal cortex patients. Schizophrenia Research, 116(2-3), 266-73. Download

Coricelli, G., and Nagel, R. (2010). “Walking with Reinhard Selten and the Guessing Game: From the Origin to the Brain”. In “The Selten School of Behavioral Economics”, Abdolkarim Sadrieh and Axel Ockenfels (Eds.). Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 111-123. Download

Burnett, S., Bault, N., Coricelli, G., & Blakemore, S.J. (2010). Adolescents' heightened risk-seeking in a probabilistic gambling task. Cognitive Development, 25, 183-196. Download


Coricelli, G., & Nagel, R. (2009). Neural correlates of depth of strategic reasoning in medial prefrontal cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 106, 23, 9163-8. Download

Peyrache, A., Khamassi, M., Benchenane, K., Wiener, S.I. & Battaglia, F.P. (2009). Replay of rule-learning related neural patterns in the prefrontal cortex during sleep. Nature Neuroscience12(7), 919-926. Download

Coricelli, G., & Rustichini A. (2009). Reward-based emotions: affective evaluation of outcomes and regret learning. In Tremblay, L. and Dreher, J.C. (Eds). Handbook of Reward and Decision Making, Elsevier. Download


Bault, N., Coricelli, G., & Rustichini, A. (2008). Interdependent utilities: How social ranking affects choice behavior. PLoS ONE, 3(10): e3477. Download

Ambrosino, A., Bault, N., & Coricelli, C. (2008). “Neural foundation of regret-based decision making.” Revue d'Economie Politique, 118. Download

Khamassi, M.*, Mulder, A.B. *, Tabuchi, E., Douchamps, V. & Wiener, S.I. (2008). Anticipatory reward signals in ventral striatal neurons of behaving rats. European Journal of Neuroscience, 28(9):1849-1866. (* contributed equally to this work) Download

Coricelli, G. (2008). “The potential role of regret in the physician-patient relationship: insights from neuroeconomics”. Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, 20, 85-97. Download


Büchner, S., Coricelli, G., & Greiner, B. (2007). Self-centered and other-regarding behavior in the Solidarity game. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 62, 2, 293-303. Download

Coricelli, G., Dolan, R.J., Sirigu, A. (2007). Brain, emotion and decision making: the paradigmatic example of regret. TRENDS in Cognitive Sciences, 11, 6, 258-265. Download


Coricelli, G., Gonzales-Morales, L. & Mahlstedt, A. (2006). The investment game with asymmetric information. Metroeconomica, 57, 1, 13-30. Download


Coricelli, G., Camille, N., Pradat-Diehl, P, Duhamel, JR, Sirigu, A. (2005). Why anticipated regret influences subjects’ choice. Science (response to comment), 308, 1260-1261. Download

Coricelli, G., Critchley, H.D., Joffily, M., O’Doherty, J.D., Sirigu, A., & Dolan, R.J. (2005). Regret and its Avoidance: A Neuroimaging Study of Choice Behavior. Nature Neuroscience, 8, 1255-1262. Download

Khamassi, M., Lachèze, L., Girard, B., Berthoz, A. & Guillot, A. (2005). Actor-critic models of reinforcement learning in the basal ganglia: From natural to artificial rats. Adaptive Behavior, 13(2), 131-148. Download

Coricelli, G., (2005). Two-levels of mental states attribution: from automaticity to voluntariness. Neuropsychologia, 43, 294-300. Download


Camille, N., Coricelli, G., Sallet, J., Pradat, P., Duhamel, JR, & Sirigu, A. (2004). The involvement of the orbitofrontal cortex in the experience of regret. Science, 304, 5674, 1167-1170. Download

Coricelli, G., Fehr, D., and Fellner, G. (2004). Partner selection in public goods experiments. Journal of Conflict Resolution, 48(3),  356-378. Download

Coricelli, G. (2004). How the Brain Evaluates and Predicts Monetary Rewards. Homo Oeconomicus, 21, 509-520. Download

Coricelli, G. (2004). Reciprocity-based emotions: An experimental study. Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali, 359-379. Download


Coricelli, G., & Luini, L. (2003). Double Moral Hazard: an Experiment on Warranties. Economia impresa e mercati finanziari, 2, 7-25. Download


Coricelli, G., McCabe, K.A. & Smith, V.L. (2000). Theory-of-Mind Mechanism in Personal Exchange. Affective Minds, 249-259. Download

Book Chapters:

Coricelli, G. “Strategic mentalizing: The neural correlates of strategic choice.” Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference. edited by Arthur W. Toga (in press)

Celli,F. and Polonio, L. (2013). “Relationships between Personality and Interactions in Facebook.” Xin Ming Tu, Ann Marie White and Naiji Lu (Editors): Social Networking: Recent Trends, Emerging Issues and Future Outlook. Nova Science Publishers, Inc  

Coricelli, G. & Joffily, M. (2012). Cognitive-based emotions: theory and evidence from the brain. In F. Paglieri, L. Tummolini, M. Miceli, R. Falcone (Eds.), The goals of cognition: Essays in honor of Cristiano Castelfranchi. London: College Publications. 203-209. 

Chierchia, G., & Coricelli, G. (2011). The neuroeconomics of cognitive control. In R. B. Mars, J. Sallet, M. F. S. Rushworth, & N. Yeung (Eds.), Neural Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control (pp. 393-408). Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press.

Coricelli, G., Rusconi, E. (2011). Probing the decisional brain with rTMS and tDCS. Handbook of Process Tracing Methods for Decision Research. Psychology Press, 205-222. Download

Khamassi, M., Wilson, C., Rothé, R., Quilodran, R., Dominey, P.F. and Procyk, E. (2011). Meta-learning, cognitive control, and physiological interactions between medial and lateral prefrontal cortex. In Mars, R., Sallet, J., Rushworth, M. and Yeung, N. (Eds.), Neural Bases of Motivational and Cognitive Control, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Download

Sescousse, G., Bault, N., & Chambon, V. (2011). “Chocolat, sexe et argent : comment le cerveau représente-t-il les récompenses?” In Bault, N. et al (Eds.), La notion de représentation en science cognitive, Paris : De boeck université.

Coricelli, G., Schwarzbach, J. Cervello e decisioni” (2008). In Bonini, N.,  Del Missier, F. e Rumiati R. (Eds.) Giudizio e Decisione.  Il MULINO. Download

Battaglia, F.P., Peyrache, A., Khamassi, M. & Wiener, S.I. (2008). Spatial decisions and neuronal activity in hippocampal projection zones in prefrontal cortex and striatum. In Mizumori S. (Ed.) Hippocampal place fields: Relevance to learning and memory, Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Download

Giardini, F., Coricelli, G., Joffily, M., Sirigu, A. (2008). “The effect of desirability on confidence”. In: Abdellaboui, M., Hey J.D. (Eds.) Advances in Decision Making under Risk and Uncertainty. Heidelberg: Springer. Download