Yan is a first year PhD student from the Ecological Brain DTP at UCL, on rotation at the Affective Lab. She is interested in investigating human decision making in controlled lab conditions versus the real world, which are two environments that contrast in certainty, familiarity, etc. Before starting her PhD, she completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Cambridge. During her undergraduate studies, she completed summer internships with Professor Hailan Hu at Zhejiang University, investigating social hierarchy in mice, and Professor Si Wu at Peking University, working on computational models for memory and learning.
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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