Damon Tomlin is a visiting assistant professor in the department of psychology at Wesleyan University. He was previously a faculty member in the psychology departments at Sacred Heart University and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Most recently, he served as an associate editor for Nature Reviews Psychology, an upcoming journal from the Nature Portfolio.
Prior to his faculty and editorial positions, Dr. Tomlin was a postdoctoral research associate at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute, where he collaborated with Jonathan Cohen, director of the Neuroscience of Cognitive Control Laboratory. He completed his Doctorate in neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine under his advisor, Read Montague.
Dr. Tomlin's research interests lie in the field of social decision-making and the development of a quantitative understanding of social behavior. In the service of this goal, he has used a combination of behavioral economics, neuroimaging, eye tracking, and agent-based simulations to understand choices made in a social context, and how the behavior of other group members can impact those choices.