I was born in 1988 along the Caspian Sea, in Mazandaran. I studied electrical engineering followed by an MSc in control engineering at university of Tehran, where for the first time I touched cognitive science. During my master project I started to collaborate with crowd cognition Lab which lasted until now. In February 2015, I started my PhD at Bernstein Centre Freiburg.
I am interested in humans’ social decision-making. In particular, using psychophysics, computational modeling, and functional neuroimaging, I study the process in which humans change their opinion after observing others’ opinions. Humans use their confidence to decide whether they should change their mind after receiving others’ choices. I study how confidence mediates change of mind and its neural basis. I also investigate how being in social environments affects humans’ ability to accurately track their own performance.