Hi! Welcome to my site.

I am currently doing my first postdoctoral researcher job at the Department of Psychology at Harvard University with Mina Cikara and Fiery Cushman. I received my doctorate in 2016 from International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy under the supervision of Giorgia Silani.

My primary academic interests lie in moral judgment and decision making, prosocial and altruistic behavior, and the role of various sociocognitive and socioaffective abilities (e.g., empathy, theory of mind, emotion regulation, etc.) in making such judgments. In addition to studying moral cognition in healthy individuals using neuroscientific methods (fMRI, psychophysiology, etc.). I also study clinical populations and sub-clinical personality traits (autism, alexithymia, psychopathy, multiple sclerosis, etc.) to investigate current models of moral cognition. Recently, I have also started applying computational modelling approaches to understand moral learning.

In addition to my reseach interests, I am also passionate about open source software development. I especially love working on developing tools that make data visualization and statistical analysis more fun.

In case you want to reach out to me, here are two e-mail addresses I use and check regularly:

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Plus, you might wanna check out the Moral Psychology Facebook group that I started and now actively maintain: https://www.facebook.com/groups/166185873578476/

Curriculum Vitae/Résumé

Up-to-date (Last modified: 02/2019) documents to access:



R Packages

As a hobby, I also like making R packages that (I think) are helpful to the behavioral sciences research community:

And some just for fun

  • kittyR: https://github.com/IndrajeetPatil/kittyR