My research uses a variety of experimental and computational approaches from cognitive psychology and evolutionary game theory to study the relationship between conscious and unconscious processes in the mind. I ask questions such as:
- How well do we consciously know how our mind works?
- What does it mean to make a conscious choice?
- Do we consciously perceive more than we can report?
- Why does conscious deliberation tend to make us more selfish, and why might it have evolved in the first place?
My work has been featured in a number of popular press outlets, such as the New York Times, Scientific American, and the Washington Post.