Alejandro de la Vega

Grad student


Alejandro de la Vega is a graduate student in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Colorado under the supervision of Marie Banich. He completed a BA in Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Pomona College in 2009 and came straight to Boulder for grad school.

Broadly, he is interested in using neuroimaging, pharmacology and informatics to better understand the neural underpinnings of decision-making. In particular, he is interested in the role that episodic and social processes play in allowing us to wait for bigger and better rewards in the future (i.e. temporal discounting). He also hopes to make some cool informatics tools with Tal to accelerate progress in the field.