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, 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
- View all publications by Tali Sharot