I am doing my PhD in the Affective Brain Lab, supervised by Tali Sharot. During the PhD, I will explore how stress interferes with information processing and what are the neural mechanisms responsible. Moreover, I will focus on how biased information processing is related to psychopathology. Before starting the PhD, I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology of personality and a Master’s degree in Cognitive neuroscience at Padova University (Italy). During the last year of MSc., I carried out my final thesis at Ulm University (Germany) where I investigated the neural substrates of anhedonia across the population. After graduation, I gained expertise in clinical psychology working in the Psychiatry Department of the public hospital in Modena (Italy).
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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