Current Lab Members
You learn more about the background and different research areas of different lab members by clicking on the images below. You can also see our current and previous collaborators.
Professor Tali Sharot
Director of the Affective Brain Lab
Tali Sharot is the director of the Affective Brain Lab. She is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow.
Dr. Irene Cogliati Dezza
Irene is a postdoctoral researcher. She investigates information-seeking in typical and atypical brain using psychological, neuroimaging and computational methods.
Dr. Bastien Blain
Bastien is a postdoctoral researcher interested in the role of anticipation and mood and how it affects temporal discounting.
He uses computational modelling and neuroimaging to examine the relationship between mood, learning and decision making.
Dr. Moshe Glickman
Moshe is a postdoctoral researcher, studying the algorithm underlying perceptual and value-based decisions using computational and behavioral methods.
Dr. Liron Rozenkrantz
Postdoctoral fellow Affiliate
Liron is a postdoctoral researcher in the Gabrielli Lab at M.I.T. Brain and Cognitive Department, interested in cognitive biases and motivated belief-updating. She is also affiliated with Harvard's Program in Placebo Studies.
Chris Kelly is a PhD student investigating the influence of cognitive biases on human decision making in uncertain environments.
Valentina is a second-year PhD student in the Affective Brain Lab. She investigates how valence of information influences information processing using behavioral and pharmacological methods.
Laura is a PhD student at the Affective Brain Lab. She investigates how different motives influence evidence-accumulation. To do so she uses a combination of magnetoencephalography, behavioral tasks, and computational modeling.
Sarah is a PhD student ("Security & Crime Sciences" program) investigating behavioural patterns in people's ability to detect cybersecurity threats, using methods from behavioural data science and neuropsychology.
MRC Rotation PhD student
Elena is a PhD student interested in the neural computations underlying cognitive processes, and how these may be biased in health and disease.
Ecological Brain Rotation PhD student
Yan is a PhD student in the Ecological Brain Doctoral Training Program at UCL. She is interested in how certainty and familiarity can influence decision making in controlled lab environments versus decision making in the real world.
Gaia is an MSc student at UCL. She is interested in human and artificial learning and decision-making, and the role of emotions in such processes.
Christina is an MSc student at UCL. She is interested in the influence of stress and uncertainty upon human decision making, information seeking, and learning.
Yasmeen is an MRes student in the developmental neuroscience and psychopathology program jointly offered between UCL and Yale University. She is interested in affective neuroscience and how behavioral and neural mechanisms of emotion regulation are involved in the development and maintenance of psychopathology.
Dilay is an MSci student at UCL, studying Psychology and Language Sciences; she will be going into her final undergraduate year this September 2021. She is interested in information seeking-usage, learning and decision-making in the real world (i.e. naturalistic settings), in both humans (children, adults) and machines.
Previous Lab Members
Former Teaching Fellow
Stephanie Lazzaro: Lecturer at Yale University
Former Post Docs
Christina Moutsiana: Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Westminster, London.
Andreas Kappes: Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at City, University of London.
Kaustubh Patil: Research Fellow at the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine, Research Centre Juelich.
Donal Cahill: Quantitative User Experience Researcher at Google Headquarters.
Eleanor Loh: Research Scientist at Facebook.
Former PhD Students
Filip Gęsiarz: Behavioral Insight Team (aka the UK Nudge Team)
Neil Garrett: Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow at the Daw lab Princeton University
Caroline Charpentier: Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow at the O’doherty lab Caltech
Sebastian Bobadilla Suarez: Now a Post Doc at The Love Lab, University College London.
Former MSc Students
Isabella De Taranto
Eloise Copland: Now working as a behavioural scientist at Influence At Work UK.
Lianne de Vries: Now a PhD student at the Vrije universiteit Amsterdam
Phoebe Chen: Now working as a research assistant at the cognitive psychology lab at National Chengchi University, Taipei.
Rose Cooper: Now a Post Doc at Boston College.
Ana Maria González Garzón: Now teaching at the Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota.
Former Undergraduate Research Assistants, Interns and visiting PhD students
Gloria Feng: Lab manager, Rutledge lab, Yale University
Yulin Wang: doing a joint PhD between Vrije Universteit Brussel and University of Ghent
Phoebe Crosthwaite: Finishing her degree at Stanford University
Josie Munoz: Finishing her degree at Cardiff University
Laura Weidinger: Finishing a Master’s degree at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain
Anna Theresa Eckes: Finishing her degree at University of Münster
Paula Wicher: Now a research assistant at the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Jay See Tow: Finishing his degree at University College London.
Lucy Li: Now doing a PhD at Cornell University.
Daniel Murage: Studying a MFA–Fiction program at NYU.
Tara Srirangarajan: Finishing her BSc at Northeastern University.
Lena Coutrot: Now doing an MSc in Cognitive Science at Ecole Normale Supérieure.
Julia Folz: Now doing an MSc in Neuro-Cognitive Psychology at LMU Munich.
Lennart Wittkuhn: Starting a PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin in October.
Maria Gädeke: Finishing a Master’s of Neurosciences at the University of Bonn.
Sarah Hadden: Former Research Assistant.
Anja Hallan-Wolff: Studying a degree in clinical psychology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Molly Wilner: Student at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, New Y