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.
NewsSharot 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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