Lab Director

Oriel FeldmanHall

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Postdoctoral Fellows

Ryan Miller

Information about Ryan is forthcoming!

Graduate Students

Joseph Heffner

Joey received a B.S. in Psychology and a B. A. in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013. He served as project manager for Dr. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong at Duke University for three years investigating the effects of implicit moral attitudes. Joey's current research investigates human social cognition and decision-making, focusing particularly on how people respond to fairness violations. He utilizes behavioral economics and social psychology approaches to explore questions like: In what contexts do people value punishment over non-punitive alternatives? How do people learn the value of prosocial actions in ambiguous and noisy environments? What aspects of the environment influence decisions to compete or cooperate?

Amrita Lamba

Amrita received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2014 and an M.A. in Psychology from the College of William & Mary in 2017. Prior to starting at Brown, Amrita was a member of Wil Cunningham's Computational Affective Neuroscience lab and Joanna Schug's Cross-Cultural Cognition lab. Amrita is interested in examining socio-emotional decision-making and learning using the methodological rigor of computational modeling and neural network systems. She is also interested in using Bayesian and reinforcement learning models as a framework for modeling the cognitive processes associated with moral decision-making. She is co-mentored by Michael Frank.

Marc Lluís Vives Moya (Visiting Scholar)

Marc received his degree in Psychology at the University of Barcelona in 2013. He is now a PhD student, and his broad interests are in judgment and decision-making, language, moral cognition, emotion, and social categorization. He is currently working in how using a foreign language changes our decisions from the moral domain to dealing with risk and interacting with others. If he is not reading articles or books, you can find him watching Barça's matches.

Lab Manager

Jae-Young Son

Jae received a B.A. in Psychology/Neuroscience from Stanford University in 2016 and worked as a Research Assistant in Jamil Zaki's Social Neuroscience Lab. Jae is interested in how people use information gleaned from their social environments and from their own affective states to inform decision-making. When not thinking about science, Jae enjoys singing at unreasonably loud volumes, reading pretentious existentialist philosophy, and going on spontaneous long-distance bike rides and hikes.
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Undergraduate Research Assistants

Ameyo Attila

Ameyo is a senior studying philosophy and psychology. She is interested in moral emotions, particularly those which motivate prosocial moral reasoning and altruism, and moral licensing. In her spare time, Ameyo enjoys listening to behavioral science podcasts, staying hydrated, and telling anyone who will listen that she has seen every episode of Criminal Minds.

Danai Benopoulou

Danai is a sophomore pursuing a double concentration in Psychology and Economics at Brown University. She is interested in using her studies in each of these fields to better understand empathy and pro-social behavior in modern societies, many of which have experienced increased hostility and prejudice. Her decision to double-concentrate stems also from her interest in studying how emotions affect everyday decision-making, social interactions, and judgments.

Margo Hu

Margaret (Margo) Hu is currently a junior studying cognitive neuroscience at Brown University. She is interested in moral learning and judgments, particularly on how they shape our social identity and behavior. Outside of class and lab, Margo can be found painting, playing ultimate frisbee, and drinking copious amount of tea.

Willy Lee

Willy is a junior pursuing a double major in Economics and Psychology. He is interested in the role of "self and other" perceptions on conformity and moral judgments, as well as the processes/mechanisms involved in different moral decision-making contexts.

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Tali Sorets

Tali is a freshman at Brown University studying Cognitive Neuroscience. She is interested in combining behavioral economics with neuroscience to analyze moral decision making. In her free time, she eats a lot of Italian food and loves playing card games.

Post-docs who are interested in pursuing relevant research interests should contact us at feldmanhall.lab@gmail.com!