Sharot is a Professor Cognitive Neuroscientist at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London where she is the director of the Affective Brain Lab. Prof. Sharot is a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, with past fellowships including the Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellowship, Fellow of the Forum of European Philosophy and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. She received her Ph.D in psychology and neuroscience from New York University and her B.A in psychology and economics from Tel Aviv University. Her research focuses on how emotion, motivation and social factors influence our expectations, decisions and beliefs. Her papers have been published in top scientific journals including Nature, Science and Nature Neuroscience. Dr. Sharot is the author of The Optimism Bias (2011) and The Influential Mind (2017), both of which received the British Psychological Society Book Award.
On the web
- Epistemic spillovers: Learning others’ political views reduces the ability to assess and use their expertise in nonpolitical domains Cognition, 188, 74-84 DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2018.10.003
- Is visual representation coloured by desire? Nat Hum Behav DOI: 10.1038/s41562-019-0639-x
- Evidence accumulation is biased by motivation: A computational account. PLoS Comput Biol, 15 (6), e1007089-e1007089 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007089
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