Tomas's PhD focuses on the role of confidence in human decision-making, both with regards to factors that influence our confidence in a choice and what consequence our confidence judgements might have. Specifically, Tomas is exploring how visual attention influences confidence, and how our confidence judgements in turn influences future decisions. His work combines methods from computational psychology, psychophysics and behavioural economics to improve mathematical theories of human decision-making. Tomas has an interest in statistics, especially how Bayesian hierarchical approaches allow for more frugal data usage and how methods from computational neuroscience can be applied to the social sciences more broadly.
After his PhD he hopes to leverage his statistical skills and his knowledge about human decsision making to humanitarian aid and international development.