Jaime J. Castrellon

Hello! I’m a graduate student 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)
    • Self-control
  • Decision-making outside the lab (“real-world” decisions)
    • Motivating physical activity
    • Legal decision making
    • Predicting resistance of everyday desires