Dr. Sharot’s lab investigates how motivation and emotion determine our expectations of the future, our everyday decisions, our memories and our ability to learn. By understanding the brain mechanisms that mediate these effects their aim is to identify ways to encourage behavioural change that enhance well-being. Dr. Sharot’s lab is interested in questions such as when and how do other people influence our decisions and judgments? Why do we process information in a biased manner? when, how, and why do people deceive themselves? How do these process go awry in depression?
On the web
- Epistemic spillovers: Learning others’ political views reduces the ability to assess and use their expertise in nonpolitical domains Cognition DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2018.10.003
- Updating Beliefs Under Perceived Threat. J Neurosci DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0716-18.2018
- Valuation of knowledge and ignorance in mesolimbic reward circuitry. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1800547115
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