About Me


Wasita Mahaphanit

PhD candidate @ Dartmouth College

I study how we make sense of other people's minds and their shared experiences.

cosan lab logo I am currently a PhD candidate in the Computational Social Affective Neuroscience (COSAN) Lab, where I work with Luke J. Chang and collaborate with Robert Hawkins and Jonathan Phillips. See my research interests page for more details.

lncc Prior to graduate school, I worked as the lab manager of Michael J. Frank's Lab of Neural Computation + Cognition. My research focused on understanding how humans learn and make decisions under uncertainty, particularly within the context of psychiatric disorders and with a specific emphasis on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). shenhav lab logo Before that, I also worked as an undergraduate research assistant in Amitai Shenhav's Lab, where I studied performance monitoring and cognitive control within the context of task-switching.

I was born in Bangkok, Thailand, grew up in Maine, and then lived in Rhode Island for several years for college and work. aerial hoop Outside of research, I enjoy ruminating while showering, cuddling with my kitty Joji (pictured above), and playing video games (currently obsessed with Baldur's Gate 3 and Persona 5 Royal). In a past life, I practiced aerial hoop/lyra.

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