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Cendri Hutcherson

Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Toronto

Cendri Hutcherson is the director of the Decision Neuroscience Laboratory, and an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. She received degrees in psychology from Harvard (B.A.) and Stanford (Ph.D.), and spent several years as a post-doctoral scholar studying neuroeconomics at the California Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on understanding why people make the decisions they do, why they so often make decisions they regret, and how we can help them make better choices for themselves and others. To answer these questions, her lab focuses on building sophisticated computational and neural models of decision making and self-control. Ultimately, this research will be used to design better interventions and technological tools to help people achieve their goals and live healthier, happier lives.