MSc/PhD Program
Jesse St.Amand
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Last Name:
St. Amand



Jesse St. Amand


College / University:
Arizona State University

Highest Degree:

Major Subjects:
Physics and Biochemistry

Lab Experience:
Python, Matlab, Java, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Mathematica, Linux, R, human behavioral studies, fMRI (data collection, and analysis in FSL), EEG, transcranial functional ultrasound (tFUS), gel electrophoresis, NMR, rat handling, operant conditioning chambers, basic biochemistry techniques

Projects / Research:
May 2016 - June 2017: Decision Neuroscience Lab, Arizona State University: “The Habitization of Self-Control”, “Neural Correlates of Sophistication in Decision-Making: Predicting Self-Control Using fMRI”, “More is Meaningful: The Magnitude Effect in Intertemporal Choice Depends on Self-Control”, “A Neurometric Approach for Estimating Temporal Discount Rates from EEG Data”
Aug 2015 - May 2016: Decision Neuroscience Lab, Arizona State University, Bachelor’s thesis: “Habitization of Intertemporal Decision-Making: Influence on Framing Effects”

Aug – Dec 2014: Basic Behavioral Processes Lab, Arizona State University: Response inhibition and the distribution of behavior over space and time in rats

2017 – 2018: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2012 – 2016: Regent High Honors Endorsement


I am interested in computational/theoretical neuroscience, machine learning, informatics, physics, and the application of these subjects in learning models. Particularly, I enjoy computational models which describe the self-organization of neural networks, how these systems compute and integrate information, and the application of these models in the production of more efficient and intelligent systems. Ultimately, I would like to see these pursuits contribute to a better understanding of cognition and consciousness.