Primary Investigator: Joe Kable, Ph.D.
Joe Kable is Jean-Marie Kneeley President’s Distinguished Professor at Penn and Director of MindCORE (Penn's hub for the integrative study of the mind).
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Broadly, Jaime is interested in using tools from neuroscience and psychology to understand the basic neural and cognitive mechanisms that support complex social decisions. Jaime received his PhD from Duke University where his work focused on the relationship between dopamine and subjective valuation of rewards. Under the supervision of Joe Kable and Anna Jenkins, he is investigating how social information modulates brain mechanisms of learning and decision making.
Lauren is affiliated with the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative and the Department of Psychology. She received her PhD from Yale University under the mentorship of Avram Holmes. Her research examines the physiological underpinnings of decision making and goal pursuit with the aim of improving wellbeing and performance.
Christian is a PhD student in Psychology and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience and Psychology from Duke University. He is interested in individual differences in decision making, specifically the role that scarcity and socioeconomic factors influence this process. When not in the lab, I enjoy spending time with my bunny or exploring and walking around everything Philly has to offer!
Camilla Van Geen
Camilla is a PhD student in Psychology and received her Bachelor's Degree in Neuroscience and Philosophy from Columbia University. She is interested in both how memories guide the choices we make and in how the choice we make shape our memories. Outside the lab, she enjoys thinking about adopting a cat, reading poetry and non-fiction, and, more recently, compulsively checking the news.
Jake is a Neuroscience PhD student using computational, behavioral, and neural approaches to study how people balance performance against limited cognitive resources when making decisions. A DC area native, he obtained a B.S. in Neuroscience from New York University then spent four years as a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the NIH before coming to Penn. In his free time, Jake enjoys Olympic-style weightlifting, photography, making coffee, spending time with friends, and learning new things.
Laura is the current Lab manager for the Kable Lab at Upenn, as well as in the Master in Behavioral and Decision Sciences Program. Previously, she earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Neuroscience from Temple University in 2018. Her passion is thinking of creative ways to make scientific concepts more approachable and understandable. She is currently working on two projects within the Kable Lab. One project is looking at the effects of psychiatric medications on decision-making, and the other is examining the role of empathy in decision-making. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, creating artwork, and taking pictures of her cat.
Research Assistants and Independent Study Students