Sofia is a summer intern investigating the effects of stress on information-seeking. She holds an MA in Psychology and Business from the University of Edinburgh and is currently completing her MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL. Her thesis explores the application of EEG to consumer neuroscience. She starts her PhD in September 2020 at UCL’s Experimental Psychology department, investigating the effects of physiological synchrony on cognition. In addition, she was a research intern at the department for Cognitive Psychology (University of Zurich) and a research assistant at the Infant Studies Centre (University of British Columbia).
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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