BA in Economics and Psychology, Tel Aviv University; PhD in Psychology and Neuroscience, New York University. Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London. Author of The Optimism Bias and The Influential Mind. Wellcome Trust Fellow. Former: British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow; Fellow, Forum of European Philosophy. Known for research on the neural basis of emotion, decision-making and beliefs. Has contributed to the New York Times, Time, Washington Post, Guardian and BBC, among others.