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Research groups

Pranav Sankhe

Research Assistant

I am a research assistant at the Decision and Action Lab. My interests lie in delving into how our brains craft adaptive goal-oriented behaviour. I am particularly interested in the role of environmental context in value-based and social decision-making. Currently, I am involved in several projects in the lab where we are trying to understand the computations underlying the theory of mind, how we learn reward distributions, and the role of the environment in foraging decisions. Apart from that, I also get to enjoy assisting in neuroimaging (fMRI) and neurostimulation (TMS, TUS) experiments in the lab.

Previously, I completed my masters' in cognitive neuroscience (MRes) at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL. I have also obtained BTech and MTech degrees in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, where I spent most of my time studying applied mathematics under the garb of engineering.

I am also passionate about applying insights from behavioural science to understand socio-economic problems such as poverty.