Our Team

Dr. Ben Eppinger

Lab Supervisor

Ben I completed my PhD at Saarland University in 2008 and then moved to Princeton University for postdoctoral training (2007-2010). After the time in Princeton I spent two years as a research scientist at the Max-Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin before taking the position of an assistant professor at the Psychology Department at TU Dresden. Since August 2016 I am an associate professor in the Psychology Department at Concordia University and since June 2017 a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in cognitive neuroscience of healthy decision-making in human aging.

You can contact me at ben.eppinger@concordia.ca

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The Research Team


Joni Shuchat

PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology

Active Project: Decision-making and memory function

Interests: I have clinical training in neuropsychology, individual therapy, and am currently at the AMI in the Sex and Couples Therapy Service practicum.



Alexa Ruel

PhD Candidate in Experimental Psychology

Active Project: Learning strategies

Interests: Examining how different decision-making strategies change across the lifespan.


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Maxine Profitt

PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology

Active Project: Effort-reward trade-offs during learning

Interests: Understanding how learning and decision-making processes change as a function of inattention and impulse control.


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Sean Devine


Active Project: Prevalence-induced Concept Change

Interests: I am interested in understanding how decisions about concepts and cognitive effort investments change as a function of age.


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Cassandra Neumann


Active Project: Effort-reward trade-offs across the lifespan

Interests: How the the developmental and individual differences in engaging in cognitive control changes across the lifespan.


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Nathalie Germain

Research Coordinator

Active Project: Prevalence-induced Concept Change

Interests: How we percieve characteristics and make judgements about other people as the information we have at our disposal is updated.


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Shu-Chen Li, Dresden University of Technology
David Levari, Harvard University
Sebastian Musslick, Princeton University
Matt Nassar, Brown University
Ross Otto, McGill University
Andrea Reiter, Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research
Robert Wilson, University of Arizona