Welcome. I’ve spent the last 15 years or so learning how to use the scientific method to understand how the human brain works. I have a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from UCLA and there worked in Matt Lieberman’s Social Cognitive Neuroscience Lab and Naomi Eisenberger’s Social Affective Neuroscience Lab. I got to do a lot of exciting research while at UCLA, some of which is described at length in Matt’s excellent trade book, Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect. Following my time at UCLA, I spent nearly 5 years as a postdoctoral fellow in Ralph Adolph’s Emotion & Social Cognition Lab, where I’ve had the opportunity to apply my research to understand why some people - such as those with autism - find social situations confusing and difficult to navigate. You can find my published research here.