shabnam Hakimi
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Shabnam is a postdoctoral researcher using computational neuroimaging methods to study social cognition in learning and decision making—especially risky choice—in both healthy and clinical populations. She is particularly interested in identifying novel, neurally-informed targets for behavior change intervention, examining interactions between perception and motivation and their effect on desired behavior. In 2014, Shabnam earned her Ph.D. from Caltech, where she investigated the neural mechanisms supporting cognitive control, focusing on prefrontocortical signals and their ability to predict individual behavior.