Harshil Vyas is a second year Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS) master’s student here at Radboud University.
He is conducting his master thesis in this lab in collaboration with the Decision, Development, and Psychopathology lab led by Bernd Figner in the Behavioral Science Institute. He is researching intertemporal decision-making, specifically the contrast between discounting social rewards in comparison to monetary rewards using both behavioral, and neuroimaging measures (fMRI).
His research interests lie in the neural processes that guide our everyday social interactions, and how they influence our decisions based on the varying levels of motivation and inherent reward involved in interacting with other people.
Outside the lab, he is a senior layout designer for the Proceedings of the master program CNS, a student-led journal on campus. He is an amateur photographer and basketball player, and also an avid aviation geek.