I am psychologist with an MSc in Clinical and Health Psychology. Most of my experience and interest relate to the interaction of affective, motivational, learning processes and behavioral responses, including those involved in clinical population. My bachelor and previous Master´s thesis were related to cognitive processes (cognitive reactivity) and their relation to affect in depression. Currently, my MSc project in Cognitive Neuroscience will focus on examining how temporary stress affects the optimisms bias in healthy subjects and specifically, will explore if stress, physiologically measured, affects the selective updating bias towards positive information.
NewsNew paper in Nature Human Behaviour: Sharot, T. Sunstein C.R., (2020) How People Decide What They Want to Know. Nature Human BehaviourNew paper in Nature Neuroscience: Confirmation Bias in the Utilization of Others’ Opinion StrengthCongratulations Caroline Charpentier on receiving The Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship!Congratulations Filip Gesiarz on accepting a position with the Behavioral Insight Team (aka the UK Nudge Team)Congratulations Stephanie Lazzaro on receiving a lecturer position at Yale UniversityNew paper published in PLOS Computational Biology by Filip Gesiarz, Donal Cahill and Tali Sharot: Evidence accumulation is biased by motivation: A computational account.
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