Vivian Valentin

Project Scientist
Psychology, Room 2237


Vivian V. Valentin is a postdoctoral researcher in computational cognitive neuroscience, working with Dr. F. Gregory Ashby. Vivian’s research investigates learning and decision-making processes that may or may not be available to conscious awareness.

Vivian received her Ph.D. in Psychology & Brain Sciences at UCSB in 2005, and furthered her training with postdoctoral research on reward and decision-making at the California Institute of Technology. Vivian’s research is focused on how optimal task performance relies on the interplay between multiple neural networks mediating either flexible, rule-based, and goal-directed behavior, or stable, procedural, and habitual behavior.