Where are the Brazilians at NMA (living in Brazil and abroad)? Even though this edition of NMA is over, I thought we could get in touch with each other and share experiences!
I’ll start: After growing up in Brazil and studying Molecular Sciences at the University of São Paulo, and working with time perception models at UFABC, I came to the US to be a PhD student in Computation and Neural Systems at Caltech. I am interested in the question of how neurons in the human brain encode information for reward learning and decision making. To investigate these questions I have been working with epilepsy patients implanted intracranially at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, giving them learning games to play and measuring what happens in their neurons in the meantime. In my spare time you will probably find me playing Civilization or something on the Switch