Doug Markant


I am currently a graduate student in the Cognition and Perception program at NYU working with Prof. Todd Gureckis. In broad terms, I am interested in how people form abstract beliefs about the world (for example, through learning categories of objects) and their ability to revise those beliefs in response to shifting circumstances. My work in the lab thus far has focused on people's ability to interact with their environment during learning to sample information that is valuable or informative, and how such sampling might help them to learn more efficiently. Before coming to NYU, I graduated from Cornell in 2005 with a BA in Psychology and minors in Information Science and Cognitive Science. I then worked was an RA at the Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory at Harvard Med, where the focus is on using MRI to measure structural brain differences in psychiatric populations such as schizophrenia and PTSD.