I received a BSc in Psychology from the University of Stirling and I am now part of the Cognitive Neuroscience MSc course at UCL. My undergraduate project focused on the cognitive mechanisms underlying rapid and accurate visual enumeration and their potential relationship to shape perception. I am currently involved in two projects which employ EEG or computational based modelling approaches. These projects seek to examine the potential biases which prioritize the integration of favorable over unfavorable information into an individual’s beliefs. This will be done in order to understand how these factors affect learning and rational decision-making processes.
NewsCongratulations to Annie Gaule and Joe Marks for being accepted as PhD students of the Affective Brain Lab!Garret et al, 2016 is ranked #1 out of all Nature Neuroscience articles ever (~3K) to be tracked on the Altmetric Score measuring quality and quantity of online attentionTali Sharot’s new book on Beliefs, Opinions and Influence will be coming out in September 2017Congratulations Neil Garrett for accepting a postdoc at Princeton (Daw lab) and Caroline Charpentier for accepting a postdoc at Caltech (O’Doherty Lab)Tali Sharot wins the 2016 Early Career Award from the Society for Neuroeconomics
The Optimism Bias
Deception paper (new)