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  Antonio Rangel is the Bing Professor of Neuroscience, Behavioral Biology and Economics at the California Institute of Technology and leads the Neuroeconomics Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Stanford from 1998 to 2006.
  Zeynep Enkavi is a Postdoctoral Scholar in Neuroeconomics. She recently earned her PhD in psychology from Stanford University where she worked with Russ Poldrack. She studies behavioral and neural correlates of decisions that involve tradeoffs between short- and long-term goals. Previously she investigated the psychometric suitability of various self-control measures for individual and group difference analyses in large-scale datasets. At the Rangel lab she hopes to learn more on the implications of changes in intrinsic neural connectivity on value-based decision-making.
  Brenden Eum is a Graduate Student in Social and Decision Neuroscience. His research focuses on the causal role of attention in economic decision making. In particular, he is interested in how attentional mechanisms may alter consumer preferences and nudge decision makers toward optimal behavior. Previously, he earned an MA in Economics from Columbia University and worked as the joint micro- and macroeconomics research assistant at the Columbia Business School.
  Pantelis Vafidis is a Graduate Student in Computation & Neural Systems. He holds a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and an MSc in Computational Neuroscience from TU and HU Berlin. Previously, he worked on the Computational Neuroscience of Learning and Memory, studying the self-organization properties of neuronal circuits endowed with synaptic plasticity. At the Rangel lab, he is interested in the computational basis of value-based and perceptual decision-making, and in how these computations can be suboptimal. His research involves computational modelling at the levels of neuronal activity and behavior.
  Stephen Gonzalez is a Research Technician Assistant in the Rangel Neuroeconomics Lab. He is a recent graduate of the Neuroimaging and Informatics program at USC. Prior to this he studied Psychology at the California State University of Fullerton. Stephen is highly interested in MRI based cognitive neuropsychological research, particularly in functional and connectivity patterns of the brain. He hopes to take what he learns in the lab into potential doctoral programs. In his spare time, Stephen likes going to the gym, spending time with his friends, and playing video games.
  Elizabeth Schroder is the Lab Manager for the group.


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