About me

Anita Keshmirian
My name is Anita Keshmirian.I have a bachelor degree in computer (software) engineering, and a master’s degree (M.A) in cognitive science from Iran. I did my second Master’s in neuroscience (double degree, Neurasmus program).Currently I am doing my PhD in neuroscience and philosophy at the graduate school of systemic neuroscience (GSN) at LMU in Munich.
Areas of interest: Moral decision making in groups / Collective decision making / Attribution of responsibility and blame in groups / Crowd cognition/ Distributed cognition / Embodied cognition and en-action / (Bounded) rationality and moral responsibility
I am working on:

Currently I am working on behavioural, neural and computational models of  moral decision making in groups. I am also working on  diffusion of responsibility in attribution of punishment and blame in groups for their immoral actions.

I have worked on:
I have worked in Humboldt-Universität, in Dr. Henrik Walter’s lab on the role of introspection, anticipated emotions, and future thinking in self control in an fMRI study of the insular cortex. I did her Master’s thesis in Dr. Alex Zenon lab at Bordeaux University on a project related to mutual information-based neuroimaging investigation of perceptual decision making. I also did another lab rotation at Harvard University in Fiery Cushman’s lab where I worked on my project related to interaction of intention and consequence in group moral decisions. I also worked on a project related to computaional models of regret in Iran, China, and UK under supervision of Dr. Bahador Bahrami. 


    • Li Li, Shiro Kumano, Anita Keshmirian, Bahador Bahrami, Jian Li and Nicholas D. Wright;Parsing cultural impacts on regret and risk in Iran, China and the United Kingdom,Scientific Reports, 2018.
    • Johann Kruschwitz, Anne Kausch, Anastasia Brovkin, Anita Keshmirian, Martin Paulus, Thomas Goschke, Henrik Walter, “Self-control is linked to interoceptive inference: craving regulation and the prediction of aversive interoceptive states induced with inspiratory breathing load, Cognition, 2019.

CVBE Projects

 This project is about collective moral decision making in groups 

This project is about attribution of blame and punishment in groups for their immoral actions