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Dr. Dar Meshi


Arbeitsbereich Biologische Psychologie und Kognitive Neurowissenschaft

Gains and Losses in Reputation (DFG Projekt)



My main research goal is to understand the neural processes underlying social influence and social reward. Along these lines, my recent neuroimaging experiments have focused on the integration of expert advice when making decisions (publication), and predicting social media use from reward-related activity in the brain (publication). Ultimately, with the knowledge gained by my research, I hope to contribute to a better understanding of socially motivated human behavior.

Meshi, D., Morawetz, C., Heekeren, H. R. (2013). Nucleus accumbens response to gains in reputation for the self relative to gains for others predicts social media use. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 439. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00439

Meshi, D., Biele, G., Korn, C. W., Heekeren, H. R. (2012). How expert advice influences decision making. PLoS One. 7, 11, e49748.

Paradiso, M. A., Meshi, D., Pisarcik, J., Levine, S. (2012). Eye movements reset visual perception. Journal of Vision, 12, 13, 11. doi: 10.1167/12.13.11

Meshi, D., Drew, M. R., Saxe, M., Ansorge, M. S., David, D., Santarelli, L., Malapani, C., Moore, H., Hen, R. (2006). Hippocampal neurogenesis is not required for behavioral effects of environmental enrichment. Nature Neuroscience, 9, 6, 729-31.

Ophoff, R. A., Escamilla, M. A., Service, S. K., Spesny, M., Meshi, D., Poon, W., Molina, J., Fournier, E., Gallegos, A., Mathews, C., Neylan, T., Batki, S. L., Roche, E., Ramirez, M., Silva, S., De Mille, M. C., Dong, P., Leon, P. E., Reus, V. I., Sandkuijl, L. A., Freimer, N. B. (2002). Genomewide linkage disequilibrium mapping of severe bipolar disorder in a population isolate. American Journal of Human Genetics, 71, 3, 565-74.