Rani Moran

Rani Moran

After earning his B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in mathematics, Rani worked as an algorithm developer for several years. He then returned to the academia benches and earned a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology. He is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the MPC UCL Centre for computation psychiatry and ageing.


I am interested in the function that model-based processes serve in reinforcement learning and how these interact with model-free reinforcement learning processes. Additionally, I am interested in how top-down control mechanisms affect decisions, in sequential sampling models, in the mechanisms underlying the formation of confidence judgments and in free-recall and recognition processes in episodic memory.