Stephanie Chu

I am a first year Master’s student in the Behavioural Neuroscience program at UBC. Prior to UBC, I completed my Honours BA in Psychology at the University of Waterloo. During the senior years of my undergrad, I completed my honours thesis with Dr. Mike Dixon looking at the role of frustration in the effects of near-misses. I also worked at the Gambling Research Lab as a NSERC USRA student, where I learned to program slot machine simulators, and collect and analyze psychophysiological data. In my graduate research, I am interested in continuing to explore how the human brain and body respond to psychological features of slot machines, with a view to understanding why some people find gambling so addictive.