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Tali Sharot
Professor, Affective Brain Lab, UCL

Tali Sharot is the director of the Affective Brain Lab and an associate professor of cognitive neuroscience in the department of experimental psychology at University College London. She is the author of The Influential Mind (2017) and The Optimism Bias (2011).

Written by Tali Sharot