Ms. Payal Chakraborty works as a research assistant in the neurophysiology lab where she assists with the conduction of EEG and eye-tracking experiments for various ongoing studies. Additionally, she performs computational and statistical analysis on data sets from these experiments.
Payal graduated from Duke University in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience. During her academic career, she worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the Madden Cognitive Psychology Laboratory, as well as the Doraiswamy Psychiatry Clinical Research Laboratory. She completed her honors thesis in the Huettel Neuroeconomics Laboratory on The Effects of Social Contexts on Reward Motivation in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Her work explored the role of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex in monetary reward processing in social and nonsocial contexts during an fMRI task paradigm.