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I'm a postdoctoral fellow in the Psychology Department and the Center for Brain Science at Harvard University working with Liz Phelps. I completed my Ph.D. at Harvard in the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab working with Sam Gershman. My research investigates how we make inferences and form beliefs about unknowable or uncertain things, and how those beliefs contribute to learning, decision-making, and psychopathology. Some of the specific topics that I'm interested in are people's inferences about their emotions, internal cues, and how much control they have. I use computational modeling, behavioral experiments, psychophysics, pharmacology, and neuroimaging to investigate how these inference processes come about.

My research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Harvard University Mind, Brain, and Behavior initiative, and the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence.


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