Dr Tali Sharot
Neuroscientist and Leading Expert on Human Decision-Making, Optimism and Emotion
Tali Sharot is the director of the Affective Brain Lab. She is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the department of Experimental Psychology and The Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry at University College London and on the faculty of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT.
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Prof. Sharot is a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and has held fellowships from the British Academy and the Forum of European Philosophy. She is the Deputy Editor (neuroscience) for Science Advances as well as on the board of several other academic journals. Prof. Sharot holds a BA in Economics and Psychology from Tel Aviv University and a PhD from New York University. Prof. Sharot's research integrates neuroscience behavioral economics and psychology to study how emotion and motivation influences people's beliefs, decisions and social interactions. In addition to her academic role, Prof. Sharot has served as a consultant for large global companies and government projects, as well as on the board of several companies.
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Prof. Sharot speaks about her interest in how our natural optimism shapes what we remember, and her interesting range of research encompasses our behaviours how likely we are to misremember major events as well as medical findings - like searching for the places in the brain where optimism lives.
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