Christopher Baldassano

Christopher Baldassano is an assistant professor of psychology at Columbia University. He received his PhD in computer science from Stanford University and was a postdoc at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute before joining the faculty of Columbia’s Department of Psychology. Through experiments using narratives, movies, and virtual reality, his lab investigates how experiences are divided into events, summarized, associated, and recalled. His current projects are specifically focused on how our prior knowledge about the temporal and spatial structure of the world influences our construction of mental representations.

Matthew Sachs
Presidential Scholar in Society and Neuroscience (2019-22)