James Fodor is a PhD student in the Decision, Risk and Financial Sciences Program. He is interested in understanding how people understand and reason about the world around them. His particular research interests include semantic knowledge representation, concept combination, compositionality, causal learning, neural plasticity, and biological neural networks.
James completed graduate studies in physics and economics at the University of Melbourne, and a masters degree in neuroscience at the Australian National University. He has also worked as a research assistant in structural biology at Monash University. Outside of research, James has a keen interest in science, philosophy, and critical thinking. He is passionate about Effective Altruism, including causes such as global poverty and animal welfare. He also enjoys strategy games and science fiction.