Arthur Prat-Carrabin

Columbia University (U.S.A.)

Cognitive economics of the habitus

2020-2021: Spring

Dr. Arthur Prat-Carrabin is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the Cognition and Decision Lab of the Economics department at Columbia University. Dr. Prat-Carrabin is interested in the cognitive mechanisms by which the human brain constructs internal representations of external variables, and in how these mechanisms impact behavior and decision-making. A first axis of his work focuses on inference and the formation of beliefs about uncertain information, while a second axis relates to problems of perception and encoding of external stimuli. Dr. Prat-Carrabin aims at providing theoretical accounts of behavior that are both biologically plausible and grounded in healthy computational principles. His work complements theoretical investigations with behavioral experiments.

Dr. Prat-Carrabin studied at École Polytechnique, in Paris, France, and obtained his PhD at the École Normale Supérieure de la rue d'Ulm, also in Paris. He joined the Cognition and Decision Lab in early 2018.