Rani Moran

Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research

Curriculum Vitae

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

Research interests

  • Model-based and Model-free reinforcement leaning
  • 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., Keramati, M., Dayan, P., & Dolan, R. J. (2019). Retrospective model-based inference guides model-free credit assignment. Nature Communications, 10, 750. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08662-8

Moran, R.(2015). Optimal decision making in heterogeneous and biased environments. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22, 38-53. doi:10.3758/s13423-014-0669-3

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. doi:10.1016/j.cogpsych.2015.01.002

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(8), 24. doi:10.1167/13.8.24

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. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2013.04.039

(* shared authorship)

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