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Tali Sharot

Associate Professor, Cognitive Neuroscience; Founder & Director, Affective Brain Lab, University College London
Tali Sharot is the author of The Optimism Bias and an associate professor of Cognitive Neuroscience. The founder and director of the Affective Brain Lab at University College London. She has been featured in numerous outlets and written for the New York Times, Time, the Washington Post, CNN, the BBC and more. Her papers on decision-making, emotion and influence have been published in Nature, Science, Nature Neuroscience, Psychological Science and many others. Before becoming a neuroscientist, Sharot worked in the financial industry for a few years and completed her national mandatory service in the Israeli airforce.