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David Redish

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David Redish is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota. He and his team explore the computational processes that underlie decision-making. His research interests span the neurophysiology of behavior, including computational, experimental, theoretical, and clinical approaches. His laboratory has major research efforts in theoretical explanations of the interactions of multiple decision-making systems, in the neurophysiology of the information processing in those decision-making systems, in the clinical consequences of dysfunction in those decision-making systems, and in how those decision-making systems affect the consequences of public policy.

Through collaborations with other neuroscientists, psychologists, and psychiatrists translating novel decision tasks to human populations, and clinicians testing consequences of their proposed explanations for dysfunction, Dr. Redish and his team explore the similarities and differences across species as a means of understanding addiction and other psychiatric conditions and their treatment.


Dr. Redish received his Bachelor degrees in the Writing Seminars and in computer science from Johns Hopkins and his PhD in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.

Find out more about Redish’s research program and publications here

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