Ritz H., Nassar M.R., Frank M.J., Shenhav A. (Under Review). A control theoretic model of adaptive behavior in dynamic environments. {Preprint}

Shenhav A., Karmarkar U.R. (Under Review). Dissociable components of the reward circuit are involved in appraisal versus choice. {Preprint}

Shenhav A., Straccia M.A., Cohen J.D., Botvinick M.M. (Under Review). Dissociable neural mechanisms track evidence accumulation for selection of attention versus action, {Preprint}

*Miller KJ., *Shenhav A., Ludvig E.A. (Under Review). Habits without values. {Preprint}

Wilson R.C., Shenhav A., Straccia M.A., Cohen J.D. (Under Review). The Eighty Five Percent Rule for optimal learning. {Preprint}

2018 & In Press

Shenhav A., Dean Wolf C.K., Karmarkar U.R. (In Press). The evil of banality: When choosing between the mundane feels like choosing between the worst. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General {Preprint}

Lieder F., Shenhav A., Musslick S., Griffiths T. (In Press). Rational metareasoning and the plasticity of cognitive control. PLOS Computational Biology. {Preprint}

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

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]


Kane, G., Vazey, E., Wilson, R., Shenhav, A., Daw, N., Aston-Jones, G., and 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.), Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Control (pp. 167-189). Chichester, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons. [Chapter]

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