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Antonio Rangel

Postdoctoral Scholars
Giovanni Gentile
Cendri Hutcherson
Anita Tusche
Graduate Students
Weiyan Chee
Jaron Colas
Geoff Fisher
Nikki Sullivan
Gabriela Tavares
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  Antonio Rangel is a Professor of Economics at the California Institute of Technology, director of the Neuroeconomics Laboratory, and co-director of the Caltech Brain Imaging Center. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.
  Weiyan Chee is a graduate student from Maastricht University. She is doing her Research Masters in Cognitive Neuroscience under Antonio Rangel and Rainer Goebel. She is currently working on how visual attention and decision-making is influenced by reward value. Her future ambitions include completing a PhD and teaching. She is interested in learning how to model, but her friends tell her she's not tall enough. What does height have anything to do with programming?
  Jaron Colas is a graduate student in the Computation and Neural Systems program at Caltech. He is interested in the roles of awareness and attention in decision making, among other topics. For example, how and to what extent do unconscious neural computations influence ultimate conscious decisions and behaviors? Jaron hails from MIT but assures everybody that there are no intercollegiate pranks up his sleeve.
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  Geoff Fisher is a graduate student in the Behavioral and Social Neuroscience program at Caltech. He studies how consumers estimate and compare value in multi-attribute choices, often using eye tracking. Outside the lab he enjoys hiking, basketball, and eating too many dumplings.
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  Giovanni Gentile is a postdoctoral scholar in the Rangel Neuroeconomics Lab.
  Campus Hippo is interested in the computations subserving memory encoding in the brain. He is extremely huggable, and is beloved by children and adults alike.
  Cendri Hutcherson is a Postdoctoral Scholar in Neuroeconomics at Caltech. Her interests include the neural computations underlying habit-based and goal-directed learning, the neural bases of emotion regulation, and the behavioral and neural bases of moral cognition. In her spare time** she errs toward the domestic, playing violin, singing in the shower, quilting, and baking fattening foods.
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**What spare time?? Are you crazy?
  Morgan Rangel is a sixth-year in the lab. Her research focuses on development, with a special interest in the impact of younger siblings on social and emotional functioning. In her spare time she likes to play with Hippopotamus the Elephant and wear pretty shoes. She has an impeccable sense of style.
  Nikki Sullivan is a graduate student in Computation and Neural Systems at Caltech. Prior to Caltech, Nikki worked for the University of Chicago Departments of Psychology and Economics, and received her M.A. there in Social Science. Her research interests include factors influencing, and individual and group differences in, the neural computations relating to economic and social decisions. In addition to science, Nikki enjoys fiction, running, hedgehogs, fireworks, and the state of Ohio. website »
  Gabriela Tavares is a second-year graduate student in Computation and Neural Systems at Caltech. Before joining the Rangel Lab, she received her masters in artificial intelligence from Imperial College London, and her bachelor's degree in computer engineering from PUC-Rio in Brazil. She was a Google intern twice and loves writing algorithms in Python. Her interests include models of decision-making and self-control, and her goal as a scientist is to teach computers how to make decisions as well as (or even better than) humans.
  Anita Tusche is a post-doctoral scholar in the Rangel Neuroeconomics Lab.

Alumni & Collaborators

Erie Boorman
Ben Bushong
Mickael Camus
John Clithero
Cary Frydman
Shabnam Hakimi
Todd Hare
Alison Harris
Taisuke Imai
Vanessa Janowski
Ian Krajbich
Seung-Lark Lim
Alice Lin
Erik Madsen
Jon Malmaud
Mili Milosavljevic
Leila Montaser Kouhsari
Hilke Plassmann
Alec Smith
Peter Sokol-Hessner
Damian Stanley
Shih-Wei Wu