Jaron Colas

PhD, Computation and Neural Systems, Caltech

BS, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT



Colas JT, Dundon NM, Gerraty RT, Saragosa-Harris NM, Szymula KP, Tanwisuth K, Tyszka JM, van Geen C, Ju H, Toga AW, Gold JI, Bassett DS, Hartley CA, Shohamy D, Grafton ST*, & O’Doherty JP* (2022) Reinforcement learning with associative or discriminative generalization across states and actions: fMRI at 3 T and 7 T. Human Brain Mapping.


Colas JT (2018) Value-based decision making and learning as algorithms computed by the nervous system. Doctoral dissertation, California Institute of Technology.

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Colas JT & Lu J (2017) Learning where to look for high value improves decision making asymmetrically. Frontiers in Psychology 8: 2000.

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Colas JT, Pauli WM, Larsen T, Tyszka JM, & O'Doherty JP (2017) Distinct prediction errors in mesostriatal circuits of the human brain mediate learning about the values of both states and actions: evidence from high-resolution fMRI. PLOS Computational Biology 13(10): e1005810.

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Colas JT (2017) Value-based decision making via sequential sampling with hierarchical competition and attentional modulation. PLOS ONE 12(10): e0186822.

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Colas JT & Hsieh PJ (2014) Pre-existing brain states predict aesthetic judgments. Human Brain Mapping 35(7): 2924-2934.

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Hsieh PJ & Colas JT (2012) Awareness is necessary for extracting patterns in working memory but not for directing spatial attention. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 38(5): 1085-1090.

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Hsieh PJ, Colas JT, & Kanwisher N (2012) Spatial pattern of BOLD fMRI activation reveals cross-modal information in auditory cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology 107(12): 3428-3432.

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Hsieh PJ & Colas JT (2012) Perceptual fading without retinal adaptation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance 38(2): 267-271.

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Hsieh PJ, Colas JT, & Kanwisher N (2012) Pre-stimulus pattern of activity in the fusiform face area predicts face percepts during binocular rivalry. Neuropsychologia 50(4): 522-529.

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Hsieh PJ, Colas JT, & Kanwisher N (2011) Pop-out without awareness: unseen feature singletons capture attention only when top-down attention is available. Psychological Science 22(9): 1220-1226.

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