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.

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