Ethan Levine, Annie Tang, and Brandon Ho spent ten weeks investigating whether personality traits can be used to predict how people make risky decisions. They used a large dataset collected by the lab of Prof. Scott Huettel, and were mentored by graduate students Emma Wu Dowd and Jonathan Winkle.
The team used machine learning and statistical techniques to show that the answers given by a subject to five specific survey questions could be used to predict the amount of betting risk the subject would tolerate.
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- Cognitive Neuroscience
- Machine Learning
Undergraduates: Annie Tang, Brandon Ho, and Ethan Levine
Client: Scott Huettel, Professor, Psychology and Neuroscience
- Emma Wu Dowd, graduate student, Cognitive Neuroscience
- Jonathan Winkle, graduate student, Psychology and Neuroscience