Chih-Yi Chen

Research Assistant







I am a Research Assistant in Brain and Mind Sciences at National Taiwan University (NTU). My academic journey began with a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Psychology, with a Minor in Computer Science from National Chengchi University (NCCU). During my undergraduate years, I conducted research in NCCU’s Biopsychology and Computation and Modeling Labs, focusing on the roles of specific brain regions in decision-making using reinforcement learning models.

In September 2021, I commenced my master’s studies at NTU’s Brain and Mind Lab, culminating in the completion of my M.Sc. in January 2024. My thesis examined age-related differences in decision-making strategies concerning environmental choice-outcome mappings.

My research interests revolve around computational cognitive science and neuroeconomics, particularly the interplay between model-free and model-based learning in decision-making processes.

Beyond academia, I enjoy indie and alternative rock music, and I am proficient in both drums and guitar. Additionally, I’ve contributed as a percussionist to both high school wind band and the university symphony orchestra.



Graduate Institute of Brain and Mind Sciences

National Taiwan University College of Medicine

Rm. 1554, 15F., No.1, Sec. 1, Ren’ai Rd., Zhongzheng Dist.,

Taipei City 100, Taiwan (R.O.C.)



Tel.: +886-2312-3456 ext. 288068