Dr William Stauffer

Interests

I am interested in the neuronal computations and value representations underlying economic choice. Dopamine neurons encode reward prediction errors. My current research investigates how this well known teaching signal supports decision making.

Research Focus

Keywords

dopamine

prediction error

utility

economics

decision making

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Electrophysiological recording techniques

Collaborators

Cambridge

Armin Lak

Wolfram Schultz

Associated News Items


    Publications

    2014

    Lak A, Stauffer WR, Schultz W (2014), “Dopamine prediction error responses integrate subjective value from different reward dimensions.” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A Details

    2011

    Stauffer WR, Lau PM, Bi GQ, Cui XT (2011), “Rapid modulation of local neural activity by controlled drug release from polymer-coated recording microelectrodes.” J Neural Eng 8(4):044001 Details

    2010

    Zhang L, Stauffer WR, Jane EP, Sammak PJ, Cui XT (2010), “Enhanced differentiation of embryonic and neural stem cells to neuronal fates on laminin peptides doped polypyrrole.” Macromol Biosci 10(12):1456-64 Details

    2008

    Azemi E, Stauffer WR, Gostock MS, Lagenaur CF, Cui XT (2008), “Surface immobilization of neural adhesion molecule L1 for improving the biocompatibility of chronic neural probes: In vitro characterization.” Acta Biomater 4(5):1208-17 Details

    2006

    Stauffer WR, Cui XT (2006), “Polypyrrole doped with 2 peptide sequences from laminin.” Biomaterials 27(11):2405-13 Details