Lesley Fellows

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery

lesley.fellows at mcgill.ca

Research Areas


Research Summary

My research programme focuses on the brain basis of decision making in humans, using the tools of cognitive neuroscience. I study how focal brain damage or neurochemical dysfunction affects all aspects of decision making: how options are generated and organized, how they are valued and compared, and how choices are made. I am also interested in more general questions about the roles of the frontal lobes in the regulation of emotion, the expression of personality traits, and the representation of past and future information.

Selected References

Fellows LK (2006). Deciding how to decide: Ventromedial frontal lobe damage affects information acquisition in multi-attribute decision making. Brain, epub Feb 2. http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/awl017ijkey=M0Iio5pGpmBTjcx&keytype=ref

Fellows LK and MJ Farah (2005). Different underlying impairments in decision making following ventromedial and dorsolateral frontal lobe damage in humans. Cerebral Cortex, 15:58-63.

Fellows LK (2004). The cognitive neuroscience of decision making: A review and conceptual framework. Behav Cog Neurosci Rev 3: 159-72.

Updated: February 1, 2006
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