Danica Mijovic-Prelec

danica-amsterdam-tree-jpgI am interested in self-deception and the denial of evidence, as this affects everyday financial and personal (e.g., health) decisions. These interests are rooted in my prior work with neurological patients, whose denial of illness can take on flagrant form. I feel that these paradoxical processes hold precious clues about ordinary decision making.

My academic training includes a BA in clinical psychology, followed by DEA studies in Lacanian psychoanalysis and a PhD in neuropsychology. Prior to joining MIT, I was a McDonnall-Pew Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience at Harvard University Psychology Department, and have held research and visiting position at Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School), Stanford Psychology Department and the Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies.

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