Alexandra Decker

PhD Candidate, University of Toronto

About me

I’m a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto working with Katherine Duncan and Amy Finn. I’m curious about the brain mechanisms that support attention and learning as well as how attentional and motivational states influence learning. I’m also interested in how learning and attention mechanisms differ as a result of brain structure, age, experience, and environmental contexts. Get in touch if you’d like to chat about ideas or collaborate! Find more details about my research by looking through my site, or downloading my CV. Check out my google scholar profile for a list of my publications.


  • PhD in Psychology, 2016-present

    University of Toronto

  • MA in Psychology, 2015

    University of Toronto

  • BA in Psychology, 2013

    McGill University