Tal Yarkoni — bio

I'm a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. My academic work focuses on developing new tools and methods for the analysis of psychology and neuroimaging data. I mostly build open-source software tools and write methods-y papers about reproducibility, data standards, and best practices. I also (used to) dabble in substantive areas of psychology like personality, executive control, and psycholinguistics.

I was born and raised in Kenya. I've also lived in Israel, Canada, and the United States. I try to live in each place just long enough to collect citizenship. I'm overdue for another move, but I've also gotten very lazy. And I like Austin.

In my spare time, I like to travel, eat ice cream (like, a lot of ice cream), and write various fictional and non-fictional things. I also play guitar and sing (mostly to myself, in the shower). I once wanted to be a musician, but I have a very short attention span, and there isn't much of a market for singer/songwriters who can't write anything longer than a 20-second jingle. I also once wanted to be a novelist, but there isn't much of a market for novelists whose novels are all 6 pages long.

Some day I'll figure this biography thing out and write something half-way decent here.