Jaime J. Castrellon

Hello! I’m a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience (Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience area). My primary affiliation is with the Motivated Cognition & Aging Brain Lab under the mentorship of Gregory Samanez-Larkin, Ph.D.

Research Areas

  • Motivational neural circuitry
    • Dopamine function
    • Reward valuation (discounting & effort) for personal and social rewards
    • Self-control
  • Decision-making outside the lab
    • Motivating physical activity
    • Legal decision making
    • Predicting resistance of everyday desires