Neil Garrett
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Academic Background

I am a Sir Henry Wellcome Research Fellow, based in the Psychology Department at the University of East Anglia. I am interested in understanding how beliefs about the world and our motivation to explore it, emerge from the ways in which we learn. 

Using a mixture of interactive online games, computational modelling, neuroimaging, behavioural experiments, field studies, survey data and economic theory, I try to understand the decisions we make and the underlying neurobiology that gives rise to them. 

I tutor undergraduates on information processing and mental wellbeing and frequently guest lecture in neuroeconomics at University College London (UCL). I am a former UCL IMPACT scholar in Experimental Psychology at the Affective Brain Lab and have written about my research for Aeon MagazineThe Conversation and NBC among others (see here for publications).

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