Professor Anthony Dickinson
My primary research interests concern learning, memory, motivation, and future planning in both humans and animals. My interest in learning and memory is focussed on the distinction between goal-directed and habitual instrumental behaviour as assess by reinforcer or outcome devaluation procedures. In collaboration with Professor Nicola Clayton, I also study both memory and future planning in food storing birds.
No direct clinical relevance
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Valentin VV, Dickinson A, O'Doherty JP (2007), “Determining the Neural Substrates of Goal-Directed Learning in the Human Brain” Journal of Neuroscience 27:4019-4026 Details
de Wit S, Kosaki Y, Balleine BW, Dickinson A (2006), “Dorsomedial Prefrontal Cortex Resolves Response Conflict in Rats” Journal of Neuroscience 26:5224-5229 Details
Clayton NS, Bussey TJ, Dickinson A (2003), “Can animals recall the past and plan for the future?” Nature Reviews Neuroscience 4:685-691