Ralph Adolphs

Bren Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Professor of Biology; Director of the Caltech Brain Imaging Center
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Dr. Adolphs received his Bachelor's degree from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. in neurobiology from Caltech.  He did post-doctoral work with Antonio Damasio at the University of Iowa, beginning his studies in human neuropsychology, with a focus on the recognition of emotional facial expressions. Since 2004 he holds an appointment as Professor at Caltech, as well as an adjunct appointment in the Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa. His research has covered many different topics in neuroscience, psychology, and biology, including decision making, social behavior, vision, neurophysiology and brain connectivity, and psychophysics. He is the Director of this Conte Center, The Neurobiology of Social Decision-Making: social inference and context, the Principal Investigator in Project 2, Social Inference and Altruism, and the Principal Investigator for the Administrative Core 1.