Olav Krigolson

Olav Krigolson
Office: MCK 187

BEd (UVic), MSc (Indiana), PhD (Victoria)

Area of expertise

Neuroeconomics, learning, decision-making, motor learning and control


Dr. Olav Krigolson is a professor and the lead investigator of the Theoretical and Applied Neuroscience Laboratory. The principal focus of the lab is the study of neuroeconomics, an emerging field that integrates the principles of neuroscience, psychology, and economic theory with a purpose to explore and explain human decision making and learning.

Research interests

  • Neuroeconomics
  • Learning
  • Decision-making
  • Neuromotor Control
  • Statistics
  • Game Theory

Selected publications

Boere, K., Lloyd, K., Binsted, G., & Krigolson, O. E. (2023). Exercising is good for the brain but exercising outside is potentially better. Nature Scientific Reports, 13(1).

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Krigolson, O. E., Hammerstrom, M. R., Abimbola, W., Trska, R., Hecker, K.G., Wright, B. W., & Binsted, B. (2021). Using Muse: Rapid Mobile Assessment of Brain Performance. Frontiers in Neuroscience.

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Williams, C. C., Kappen, M., Hassall, C. D., Wright, B., & Krigolson, O. E. (2019). Thinking theta and alpha: Mechanisms of intuitive and analytical reasoning. Neuroimage, 189, 574-580.

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