Michael Platt is a neuroscientist whose work focuses on the brain’s decision-making processes. He is the Director of the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative and is the James S. Riepe University Professor of Marketing in the Wharton School, Neuroscience in the School of Medicine, and Psychology in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also on the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Neurotechnology.
Organisations such as the National Institute of Mental Health, the Klingenstein Foundation, the McDonnell Foundation, the Simons Foundation for Autism Research International and the US Department of Defence have supported his research, and he has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, ABC, BBC, PBS, HBO Vice (forthcoming), and MTV Live.
Michael has also served as the President of the Society for Neuroeconomics. He holds a PhD in Biological Anthropology from Penn and a BA in Biological Anthropology from Yale.
Michael studies how we make decisions, using a combination of neural recordings, pharmacology, brain imaging, genetics, and computation, in humans, monkeys, and other animals.
Michael Platt received his B.A from Yale and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, both in biological anthropology, and did a post-doctoral fellowship in neuroscience at New York University. His work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Klingenstein Foundation, the McDonnell Foundation, the EJLB Foundation, Autism Speaks, the Broad Foundation, the Klarman Foundation, the Simons Foundation, and the Department of Defense, among others.
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