Amitai Shenhav


Amitai Shenhav received his B.A. from UC Berkeley in 2005 and his Ph.D. in Psychology at Harvard University in 2012, followed by a C.V. Starr Postdoctoral Fellowship at Princeton. He has been an Assistant Professor at Brown since 2016, in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Science and the Carney Institute for Brain Science. His research is focused on examining the computational and neural mechanisms at the intersection between decision-making and cognitive control, with a particular focus on how people weigh the costs and benefits of engaging in cognitively demanding tasks. Dr. Shenhav serves on the editorial board of Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, and has been awarded the Association for Psychological Science Rising Star Award. His research is supported by NIH. Find out more about his lab here.


  • CLPS 1495 Affective Neuroscience
  • CLPS 1900 Research Methods & Design

Office Hours: 

Tuesdays 4-5pm, Metcalf Research Building, Room 334