Research & Publications
Sam earned his PhD in psychology and neuroscience from Princeton University, and did his postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. He runs the Action, Computation, and Thinking (ACT) lab at Yale's department of psychology. The ACT lab uses psychophysical, computational, and neurophysiological techniques to investigate human learning, memory, and cognition. Recent work has focused on how skill learning involves an interaction between executive functions and low-level processes, on mapping and modeling this interaction, and on exploring its effects on decision-making and reinforcement learning. Sam also likes playing folk music (fiddle & guitar).
Education & Training
- Postdoctoral FellowUniversity of California, Berkeley (2020)
- PhDPrinceton University, Psychology/Neuroscience (2018)
- BAVassar College, Neuroscience and Behavior (2008)