Moriah received her B.A. in Psychology at U.C. Berkeley in 1997, where she studied the effects of face to face versus computer mediated communication. Although her thesis work examined a topic of social psychology, her strongest interest area as an undergraduate was cognitive neuroscience. Moriah entered the Stanford Neurosciences Ph.D. Program in 2001. In her doctoral work she explored the development of working memory in the child’s brain, using fMRI. She finished her program in 2006 after a move to M.I.T. with her primary advisor, John D.E. Gabrieli. She has returned to Stanford as a postdoctoral scholar in Dr. Ian Gotlib’s research group. She is currently studying the changes in a child's brain over time, that lead to improvements in emotion regulation and cognitive control.
Moriah Thomason Caires PhD