Yael Niv, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Princeton University

Dr. Niv is associate professor of psychology and neuroscience at Princeton University. Her work investigates the neural and computational processes underlying reinforcement learning—the ongoing day-to-day processes by which we learn from trial and error to maximize reward and minimize punishment. She is the recipient of the 2015 National Academy of Sciences Troland Research Award, and the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, is an Ellison Foundation Scholar and was an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.

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