Simon van Baal
I am currently studying the relationship between self-control and impulsivity, and the influence of social norms in the pandemic. I started my PhD in 2019 at Monash University, funded by the Monash Warwick Alliance. I am passionate about creating research output that could help people in the general public, and making my research as open and transparent as I can.
Before I came to Australia, I studied Economics and Business Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Behavioural and Economic Science at the University of Warwick.
I am a member of Cognition and Philosophy Lab at Monash, headed by Professor Jakob Hohwy. The lab's produces exciting research, which ranges from consciousness research to behavioural science.
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The Self-Isolation Game
In a multi-industry collaboration between Monash Health, Monash Centre for Consciousness and Contemplative Studies, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Torus Games, and inGenious AI, we developed a chatbot with behavioural interventions designed to improve decision making during the pandemic.
Find it here.