Tavish Traut

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Experimental Psychology (2022 cohort)

My research aims to uncover insights into human behaviour by combining theories in psychology, neurophysiology, and economics. Specifically, I use neuroimaging (fMRI) techniques to investigate the neural correlates of reward-driven behaviour and decision-making. I am particularly interested in food choice and reward behaviours, social interaction, and economic trading paradigms.

I received an MPhil in Biological Science (Physiology, Development & Neuroscience) from the University of Cambridge and a B.S. in Physiology & Neuroscience (minor in Business) from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Prior to graduate school, I was a Senior Data Analyst at Genentech (Roche), working on the predictive analytics team for research and early development. Previous research institution affiliations include the Salk Institute of Biological Studies, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).