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.  He is the Director of this Conte Center, The Neurobiology of Social Decision Making, the principal investigator in Project 4, Connectivity of the Social Decision-Making System, and the principal investigator for the administrative Core 1. His research has covered many different topics in neuroscience, psychology, and biology, including decision making, social behavior, vision, neurophysiology and brain connectivity, and psychophysics.