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Leili Mortazavi

Leili Mortazavi, MBCT trainee

Leili Mortazavi

risk, reward, decision making, addiction, fMRI

Leili is a PhD student at Stanford University Psychology department advised by Brian Knutson.

Her research seeks to shed light on the neurobiological mechanisms of risky decision making, specifically within the context of drug addiction. She is interested in conducting translational work across species and bridge the gap between different levels of analysis in human and animal studies to better understand the mechanism of risk and reward processing and how they influence choice. Before coming to Stanford, she earned her BA in Psychology at the University of British Columbia in 2019, where she was mentored by Catharine Winstanley for her honors thesis.