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Linda Amarante, Ph.D.

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Linda joined the Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics in 2022 in the Behavior group. Prior to joining the Institute, she began her postdoctoral work with Jeremiah Cohen at Johns Hopkins studying the role of corticostriatal circuits in value-based decision making. She is continuing this work at the Allen Institute, where her current project investigates how neurons in the frontal cortex and basal ganglia compute and represent aspects of value and action during dynamic foraging. Linda also has a passion for promoting open-source science and is part of the OpenBehavior project which acts as a repository for open-source neuroscience tools. Linda received her PhD in Neuroscience in 2020 from American University in Washington D.C., where she worked with Mark Laubach studying the role of the medial frontal cortex in reward based behaviors. She received undergraduate degrees in Psychology and English Writing from Long Island University.