Clara Sandu

Clara received her B.S. in Neuroscience & B.A. in Studio Art from Bucknell University in 2020. She is broadly interested in the cognitive underpinnings of complex social behavior and decision-making. Her work explores how cognitive processes such as empathy/theory of mind, sensory perception, attention, memory, and imagination impact subjective representations as well as affective and behavioral manifestations within social contexts. She is especially interested in leveraging neuroimaging and eye-tracking methods to investigate the neural dynamics underlying prosocial behavior (or lack thereof) towards human outgroups, animals, and artificial intelligence.