Sadeghiyeh, H., Wang, S., Alberhasky, M.R., Kyllo, H.M., Shenhav, A., Wilson, R.C. (under review). Temporal discounting correlates with directed exploration but not with random exploration. {Preprint}

Rmus, M., Ritz, H., Hunter, L.E., Bornstein, A.M., & Shenhav, A. (under review). Individual differences in model-based planning are linked to the ability to infer latent structure. {Preprint}

Frömer, R. & Shenhav, A. (under review). Spatiotemporally distinct neural mechanisms underlie our reactions to and comparison between value-based options. {Preprint}

Galla, B., Baelen, R. N., Fiore, H. M., Hutt, S., & Shenhav, A. (under review). Social media desire and impulsiveness: Intensified by self-Immersion, reduced by mindfulness. {Preprint}

2019 & In Press

Frömer, R., Dean Wolf, C.K., & Shenhav, A. (in press). Goal congruency dominates reward value in accounting for behavioral and neural correlates of value-based decision-making. Nature Communications {Preprint}

Kane, G. A., Bornstein, A. M., Shenhav, A., Wilson, R. C., Daw, N. D., & Cohen, J. D. (in press). Rats exhibit similar biases in foraging and intertemporal choice tasks. eLife, 8:e48429 {Article}

Wilson, R.C., Shenhav, A., Straccia, M.A., & Cohen, J.D. (in press). The Eighty Five Percent Rule for optimal learning. Nature Communications. {Preprint}

Grahek, I., Shenhav, A., Musslick, S., Krebs, R. M., & Koster, E. H. W. (2019). Motivation and Cognitive Control in Depression. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 102: 371-381. {Article}

FeldmanHall, O & Shenhav, A. (2019). Resolving uncertainty in a social world. Nature Human Behaviour 3: 426-435. [Article, Press release]

*Miller, KJ., *Shenhav, A., & Ludvig, E.A. (2019). Habits without values. Psychological Review 126(2): 292-311. [Article; Press Release, Coverage]

Shenhav, A. & Karmarkar, U.R. (2019). Dissociable components of the reward circuit are involved in appraisal versus choice. Scientific Reports 9(1958): 1-12. [Article]

Ritz, H., Shenhav, A. (2019) Parametric control of distractor-oriented attention. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal, CA. [Paper]

Musslick S., Cohen, J.D., Shenhav A. (2019). Decomposing individual differences in cognitive control: A model-based approach. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal, CA. [Paper]

*Spitzer, M., *Musslick S., Shvartsman, M., Shenhav A., Cohen, J.D. (2019). Asymmetric switch costs as a function of task strength. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Montreal, CA. [Paper]


Shenhav, A., Dean Wolf, C.K., & Karmarkar, U.R. (2018). The evil of banality: When choosing between the mundane feels like choosing between the worst. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 147(12): 1892-1904. [Article; Supplementary Data]

Ritz, H., Nassar, M.R., Frank, M.J., & Shenhav, A. (2018). A control theoretic model of adaptive behavior in dynamic environments. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 30(10): 1405-1421. [Article]

Shenhav, A., Straccia, M.A., Musslick, S., Cohen, J.D., & Botvinick, M.M. (2018). Dissociable neural mechanisms track evidence accumulation for selection of attention versus action. Nature Communications 9 (1): 2485. [Article; Supplementary Data]

Lieder, F., Shenhav, A., Musslick, S., & Griffiths, T. (2018). Rational metareasoning and the plasticity of cognitive control. PLOS Computational Biology 14(4): e1006043. [Article]

Inzlicht, M., Shenhav, A., & Olivola, C.Y. (2018). The effort paradox: Effort is both costly and valued. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 22(4): 337-349. [Article]

Zacharopoulos G., Shenhav A., Constantino S., Maio G.R., Linden D.E.J. (2018). The effect of self-focus on personal and social foraging behavior. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience: 13(9): 967-965. [Article]

Musslick, S., Jang, S.J., Shvartsman, M., Shenhav, A., & Cohen, J.D. (2018). Constraints associated with cognitive control and the stability-flexibility dilemma. In Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Madison, WI: Cognitive Science Society. [Paper]

Musslick, S., Cohen, J.D., & Shenhav, A. (2018). Estimating the costs of cognitive control from task performance: theoretical validation and potential pitfalls. In Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Madison, WI: Cognitive Science Society. [Paper]

Miller, K.J., Ludvig, E.A., Pezzulo, G., & Shenhav, A. (2018). Re-aligning models of habitual and goal-directed decision-making. In Morris R.W., Bornstein A.M., Shenhav A. (Eds.), Goal-Directed Decision Making: Computations and Neural Circuits. Amsterdam: Elsevier. [Chapter]

Morris R.W., Bornstein A.M., Shenhav A. (2018). Goal-Directed Decision Making: Computations and Neural Circuits. Amsterdam: Elsevier. [Book]


Kane, G., Vazey, E., Wilson, R., Shenhav, A., Daw, N., Aston-Jones, G., & Cohen, J.D. (2017). Increased locus coeruleus tonic activity causes disengagement from a patch foraging task. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience 17(6): 1073-1083. [Article]

Shenhav, A. (2017). The perils of losing control: Why self-control is not just another value-based decision. Psychological Inquiry 28(2-3): 148-152.  [Article

Shenhav, A., Musslick, S., Lieder, F., Kool, W., Griffiths, T.L., Cohen, J.D., & Botvinick, M.M. (2017). Toward a rational and mechanistic account of mental effort. Annual Reviews of Neuroscience 40: 99-124. [Article

Shenhav, A., Rand, D.G., & Greene, J.D. (2017). The relationship between intertemporal choice and following the path of least resistance across choices, preferences, and beliefs. Judgment and Decision Making 12(1): 1-18. [ArticlePress Release]

*Kool, W., *Shenhav, A., & Botvinick, M.M. (2017). Cognitive control as cost-benefit decision making. In T. Egner (Ed.), The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Control (pp. 167-189). Chichester, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons. [Chapter; Book]

Srivastava V., Feng S., Cohen, J.D., Leonard N.E., Shenhav A. (2017). A martingale analysis of first passage times of time-dependent Wiener diffusion models. Journal of Mathematical Psychology 77: 94-110. [Article; Code]

Kane, G.A., Bornstein, A.M., Shenhav, A., Wilson, R.C., Daw, N.D., & Cohen, J.D. (2017). Mechanisms of overharvesting in patch foraging in rodents. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. Davelaar (Ed.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. (pp. 637-642). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society. [Paper


Shenhav, A., Botvinick, M.M., & Cohen, J.D. (2016). Dorsal anterior cingulate cortex and the value of control. Nature Neuroscience 19(10): 1286-1291. [ArticleNews & Views]

Shenhav, A., Straccia, M.A., Botvinick, M.M., & Cohen, J.D. (2016). Dorsal anterior cingulate and ventromedial prefrontal cortex have inverse roles in both foraging and economic choice. Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience 16(6): 1127-1139. [Article; Supplementary Data]


Shenhav, A. & Botvinick, M.M. (2015). Uncovering a missing link in anterior cingulate research. Neuron 85(3): 455-457. [Commentary; Target Article

Trapp, S., Shenhav, A., Bitzer, S., & Bar, M. (2015). Human preferences are biased towards associative information. Cognition and Emotion 29(6): 1054-1068. [Article

Bornstein, A.M., Shenhav, A., & Miller, K.J. (2015). Walking bundles of habits (and Response-Outcome associations). European Journal of Neuroscience 41: 1356- 1357. [Commentary; Target Article]


Shenhav, A., Straccia, M.A., Cohen, J.D., & Botvinick, M.M. (2014). Anterior cingulate engagement in a foraging context reflects choice difficulty, not foraging value. Nature Neuroscience 17(9): 1249-1254. [Article; Supplementary Data; News & Views]

Shenhav, A. & Buckner, R.L. (2014). Neural correlates of dueling affective reactions to win-win choices. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(30): 10978-10983. [Article; Press Release]

Shenhav, A. & Greene, J.D. (2014). Integrative moral judgment: Dissociating the roles of the amygdala and ventromedial prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience 34(13): 4741-4749. [Article]

Shenhav, A. & Mendes, W.B. (2014). Aiming for the stomach and hitting the heart: dissociable triggers and sources for disgust reactions. Emotion 14(2): 301-309. [Article


Shenhav, A., Botvinick, M.M., & Cohen, J.D. (2013). The expected value of control: an integrative theory of anterior cingulate cortex function. Neuron 79 (2): 217-240. [Article]

Shenhav, A., Barrett, L.F., & Bar, M. (2013). Affective value and associative processing share a cortical substrate. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience 13: 46-59. [Article; Supplementary Data]

Brunye, T. T., Gagnon, S. A., Paczynski, M., Shenhav, A., Mahoney, C. R., & Taylor, H. A. (2013). Happiness by association: generating broad associations promotes positive affect. Cognition 127 (1): 93-98. [Article]

Shenhav, A. & Botvinick, M.M. (2013). Motivated action: New light on prefrontal-neuromodulatory circuits. Current Biology 23(4): R161-R163. [Commentary; Target Article]

2012 & Earlier

*Shenhav, A., *Rand, D.G., & Greene, J.D. (2012). Divine intuition: cognitive style influences belief in God. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 141 (3): 423-428.  [Article; Press Release: 1, 2]

Haque, O.S., Shenhav, A., & Rand, D.G. (2011). Differences in cognitive style, emotional processing, and ideology as crucial variables in understanding meaning-making. Religion, Brain, & Behavior 1(3): 223-225. [Commentary; Target Article]

Shenhav, A. & Greene, J.D. (2010). Moral judgments recruit domain-general valuation mechanisms to integrate representations of probability and magnitude. Neuron 67 (4): 667-677. [Article; Supplementary Data; Press Release] 

Silver, M.A., Shenhav, A., & D’Esposito, M. (2008). Cholinergic enhancement reduces spatial spread of visual responses in human early visual cortex. Neuron, 60 (5): 904-914. [Article; Supplementary Data