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 published in PLOS Computational Biology by Filip Gesiarz, Donal Cahill and Tali Sharot: Evidence accumulation is biased by motivation: A computational account.Congratulations to Laura Globig and Valentina Vellani who will be joining the ABL in September as new PhD students.Sharot receives Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship to study information-seeking and mental health.Lazzaro, Weidinger et al. (2018) – Social Conformity in Autism – published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental DisordersNew paper published in Cognition: Marks, Copland et al. (2018) Learning others’ political views reduces the ability to assess and use their expertise in nonpolitical domainsNew paper published in the Journal of Neuroscience: Updating Beliefs Under Perceived Threat – by Garrett et al.
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