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.
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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