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Rani Moran

Rani Moran

rani [dot] moran [at] gmail [dot] com


Short CV

Ph.D. in Psychology, 2015, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
BA (Summa cum Laude) in Psychology, 2009, The Open University, Israel
MSc (Summa cum Laude) in Mathematics, 2001, The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem, Israel
BSc (Summa cum Laude) in Mathematics, 1998, The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem, Israel

Research Interests

  • Developing computational models for understanding decision making and learning
  • Developing sequential sampling models for perceptual decisions
  • The cognitive mechanisms underlying confidence judgments
  • Episodic memory including free recall and recognition

Selected Publications

Moran, R., Zehetleitner, M., Liesefeld, H. R., Müller, H. J., & Usher M. (2016). Serial vs. parallel models of attention in visual search: accounting for benchmark RT-distributions. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 23, 1300-1315. doi:10.3758/s13423-015-0978-1.

Moran, R.,& Goshen-Gottstein, Y. (2015). Old processes new perspectives: Familiarity is correlated with (not independent of) recollection and is more (not equally) variable for targets than for lures. Cognitive Psychology, 79, 40-67.

Moran, R., Teodorescu, R. A., & Usher, M. (2015). Post choice information integration as a causal determinant of confidence: Novel data and a computational account. Cognitive Psychology, 78, 99-147.

Moran, R.(2015). Optimal decision making in heterogeneous and biased environments. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22, 38-53.

Moran R.*, Zehetleitner, M.H.*, Muller, H. J., & Usher, M. (2013). Competitive guided search: Meeting the challenge of benchmark RT distributions.  Journal of Vision, 13, 1–31.

Osmmy, O.*, Moran, R.*, Pfeffer, T., Tsetsos, K., Usher, M, & Donner, T. (2013). The time scale of perceptual evidence integration can be adapted to the environment. Current Biology, 23, 981 – 986.

(* shared authorship)