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  • Mike Aitken Dr Mike Aitken
    My research interests include human associative learning, and the role of this learning in intuitive and reflective decision-making systems, including gambling behaviour. Much of my research has involved causal and categorical judgments, with more...
  • Dr Johan Alsiö
    My main research interest is the cognitive control over behaviour in health and disease. I am currently studying the neurobiological basis of cognitive flexibility in the intact brain and in preclinical models of schizophrenia.
  • Annemieke Apergis-Schoute Dr Annemieke Apergis-Schoute
    I study how humans acquire emotions, in particular fear, and most importantly how to extinguish negative memories or how to have control over negative states. I did my PhD at New York University where I studied with Professor Joseph LeDoux & Profe...
  • Dr Mercedes Arroyo
    BCNI administrator
  • Anat Arzi Dr Anat Arzi
    Consciousness is a central aspect of our experience of the world. The neural fingerprint of this experience, however, remains one of the least understood aspects of the human brain. No agreement has yet emerged on which aspects of brain function u...
  • Dr Adam Attaheri
    Language is a rhythmic stimulus made up of multiple sound waves occurring at multiple timescales. In a similar fashion, our brains are continually producing multiple waves of electricity at different frequencies and we call these brain waves ‘cort...
  • Chiara Avancini Chiara Avancini
    I am starting a PhD course under the supervision of Dr Denes Szucs. I will study the electrophysiology of numerical cognition with a focus on mathematical anxiety. I am also working on a project investigating the neural correlates of the integrati...
  • Paula Banca Dr Paula Banca
    My research is aimed at understanding the neural mechanisms underlying action control with the purpose of developing more effective treatments in psychiatric diseases. I am interested in compulsive disorders, particularly Obsessive-Compulsive Diso...
  • Simon Baron-Cohen Professor Simon Baron-Cohen
    The Autism Research Centre (ARC), of which I am Director, has 6 programs of research, all focusing on Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC): (a) Perception and Cognition (investigating social and non-social cognition and sensory processing); (b) Neu...
  • Paul Bays Dr Paul Bays
    Why do we make errors in perception, in memory, and in our actions? Variability and uncertainty are fundamental aspects of human behaviour, which worsen with advancing age or neurological disease. In the lab we measure these factors using visual p...
  • Tristan Bekinschtein Dr Tristan Bekinschtein
    I am interested in non-classic approaches to study the physiology and cognition of consciousness. I have wide Interests in Cognition and neurophysiology. In the last few years I have been mainly concentrating in describing different states of con...
  • David Belin Dr David Belin
    Our research is interested in the neural, cellular and molecular substrates of inter-individual vulnerability to develop impulsive/compulsive disorders such as drug addiction, Obsessive / Compulsive Disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, pathological gamb...
  • Aude Belin-Rauscent Dr Aude Belin-Rauscent
    My research is interested in the neurophysiological and neuropharmacological substrates of compulsive disorders such as drug addiction and obsessive compulsive disorder.
  • Mr Samuel Bell
    From my background in machine learning, I'm generally interested in how humans learn to perform many tasks so effectively even with only limited experience, and the role of inductive bias and priors in driving this ability. I'm looking to use neur...
  • Bastiaan Bijleveld Mr Bastiaan Bijleveld
    My current project involves investigating the neural substrates of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). One particular region of interest for us is the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC). This brain region has a central multifaceted role in OC...
  • Dr Daniel Bor
    My current main research focus is on the effects of drowsiness and conscious level (both measured neurally) on cognition, and how this is modulated by age and disease (Alzheimer's). I am using MEG, fMRI and structural imaging techniques to examine...
  • Mirjana Bozic Dr Mirjana Bozic
    I study language as a cognitive and a neural system. My research focuses on the neural mechanisms that support spoken language comprehension. Using behavioural and neuroimaging techniques, I investigate how different properties of the speech input...
  • Peter Bright Dr Peter Bright
    1. Neuroimaging and neuropsychological investigations of object processing (with an emphasis on the role of medial temporal lobe structures). 2. Disease progression and cognitive decline in semantic dementia. 3. Retrograde amnesia in brain dama...
  • Rose Bruffaerts Dr Rose Bruffaerts
    I'm a cognitive neurologist. My research is centered around semantic and perceptual processing of concrete entities. The methods that I use to conduct this research consist of advanced fMRI and MEG techniques (multi-voxel pattern analysis and mach...
  • Craig Burns Craig Burns
    Memory reconsolidation and destabilisation in maladaptive disorders such as addiction
  • Simon Butler Simon Butler
    Puberty is associated with a period of psychological change concomitant with structural changes in the brain. An endocrinological association has been proposed. In the context of education, the effects on executive function, particularly the socia...
  • Daniel Campbell-Meiklejohn Dr Daniel Campbell-Meiklejohn
    I study social cognition with a focus on social influence and prosocial behaviour with a neuroscience focus. I have moved to the University of Sussex where I am currently the PI of The Social Decision Laboratory. Come visit! http://www.thesoc...
  • Lucy Cheke Dr Lucy Cheke
    My research concerns the mechanism by which the brain creates, maintains and manipulates representations of events that are not currently available to perception. These representations can take many forms: they can be memories of veridical past ev...
  • Dr Alex Clarke
    How does the brain make sense of the world? We can recognise tens of thousands of objects, but despite this vast number, our recognition is remarkably quick and accurate, completed within a few hundred milliseconds. My research ask what are the ne...
  • Nicky Clayton, Professor Nicky Clayton, FRS
    Nicky studies the development and evolution of cognition in members of the crow family (including jackdaws, rooks and jays) and humans. Her work has challenged many of the common-held assumptions that only humans can plan for the future and remini...
  • Lincoln Colling Dr Lincoln Colling
    My primary research area is focused on understanding the neural basis of developmental dyslexia. I have secondary interests in action observation, motor prediction, sensory-motor synchronisation, EEG/MEG methodology, and philosophy of neuroscience...
  • Rose Cooper Miss Rose Cooper
    My research focuses on cognitive and neurological differences in episodic memory between typical individuls and adults with autism spectrum disorder, specifically focusing on autism-related impairments in the use of recollection to retrieve contex...
  • Mr Jan Cross-Zamirski
    I am interested in applying artificial intelligence to neuroimaging (and other biological) data in a way which uses state of the art machine learning techniques on large, longitudinal data sets while retaining maximum interpretability, predictive...
  • Jeff Dalley Professor Jeff Dalley
    Primary research interests include behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, psychopharmacology and neuromodulation of limbic cortico-striatal brain circuitry. Specific interests include behavioural and neurobiological endophenotypes and their trans...
  • Dr Greg Davis
    Visual attention, Visual search, Unconscious processing, Security Applications, Autism
  • Daniel De Haan Dr Daniel De Haan
    I am a postdoctoral research associate in the TWCF Theology, Philosophy of Religion, and the Sciences Project: Neuroscience Strand, Faculty of Divinity, and Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Cambridge Unive...
  • Benedetto De Martino Benedetto De Martino
    My research aims to provide a mechanistic understanding on how the brain constructs the values used to guide choice. I approach this complex problem by combining a number of different theoretical frameworks from economics and computational neurosc...
  • Sanne de Wit Dr Sanne de Wit
    Whilst our actions are often goal-directed, slips of action reveal that automatic, or habitual, mechanisms can take over. Although the concepts of goal-directed action and habits are well-grounded in folk psychology, most empirical research so far...
  • Barry Devereux Dr Barry Devereux
    My research is primarily focused on lexical and semantic processing, the conceptual structure of nouns and verbs, syntactic and semantic ambiguity in language comprehension, and object processing. I am interested in interdisciplinary aspects of l...
  • Anthony Dickinson 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 asse...
  • Nick Donnelly Mr Nick Donnelly
    I am interested in understanding how different brain regions, containing different types of neurons, and with different architectures, are able to work together to process information and produce adaptive behaviour. Currently I am investigating t...
  • Dr Ethan Dutcher
    I am a medical doctor with aspirations to work in psychiatric neuroscience and clinical neuropsychiatry. I am particularly interested in the relationships between psychosocial stress, inflammation in the body and brain, and depression. My curren...
  • Dawn Eagle Dr Dawn Eagle
    How does the brain control impulsive and compulsive actions and stop inappropriate or unwanted behaviour? This question is relevant to many illnesses where brain function is altered (e.g,. ADHD, Parkinson's disease, OCD, schizophrenia, compulsive...
  • Barry Everitt FMedSci FRS Professor Barry Everitt Sc.D., F.R.S., F.Med.Sci.
    My research is concerned with the neural and psychological mechanisms underlying learning, memory, motivation and reward especially related to drug addiction. A major research theme is the impact of learning on drug addiction - both its developmen...
  • Mr Alejandro Ezquerro-Nassar
    How do we know what is real? From hallucinations to false memories, our brains can fool us into perceiving things that are not "out there" in the world. I am interested in the processes that give rise to these perceptual and cognitive distortions ...
  • Sheila Flanagan Dr Sheila Flanagan
    The possibility that shared neural mechanisms for processing language and music exist is an area of increasing interest. Anecdotal evidence that musical exposure or training leads to improvements in literacy and working memory is now gaining supp...
  • Elisabeth Fonteneau Dr Elisabeth Fonteneau
    * Psycholinguistics * Auditory perception * Semantic /syntax * Developmental language disorders * Second language learners * EEG/MEG
  • Maxime Fouyssac Mr Maxime Fouyssac
    My research project in David Belin’s lab at the department of Pharmacology and within the BCNI of Cambridge is to characterize the functional contribution of the astrocytes to the development of habitual and compulsive cocaine self-administration ...
  • Polytimi Frangou
    I am interested in understanding the plastic changes that brain circuits undergo during training and in developing interventions that facilitate brain plasticity when these brain circuits are compromised. I combine cutting-edge high-field brain im...
  • Mrs Fiona Gabrielczyk
    I am a Research Assistant at the Centre for Neuroscience in Education, working on the 'Listening to Rhythm in Children' project (Developing Prototype Assistive Listening Technology for Remediating Developmental Dyslexia). The purpose of the study ...
  • Jane Garrison Jane Garrison
    Investigating reality testing failures in hallucinations, including in schizophrenia
  • Samuel Gibbon
    I am a Research Assistant working with Prof Usha Goswami on the BabyRhythm project – a longitudinal study (2 months to 2.5 years) that uses EEG, eye-tracking, motion capture, and a variety of language measures to investigate the link between rhyth...
  • Chiara Giuliano Dr Chiara Giuliano
    I am interested in the neural processes regulating the development of impulsive / compulsive disorders such as drug addiction and binge-eating disorders.
  • Dr Brian Glasberg
    My research focuses on the perception of sound in both normally hearing and hearing-impaired people and relates to the psychophysics of hearing.
  • Nuno Goncalves Nuno Goncalves
    I use high-field functional magnetic resonance imaging (7T fMRI) to study basic functional properties of human visual cortex at a very fine spatial scale. High-field fMRI with sub-millimeter resolution allows us to extract hemodynamic responses at...
  • Usha Goswami Professor Usha Goswami
    I am the Director of the Centre for Neuroscience in Education. The Centre uses EEG and fNIRS to explore the developing brain. Key research projects include the neural basis of developmental dyslexia, the neural basis of speech and language impairm...
  • Miss Deborah Green
    The research I undertake investigates memory processes and the associated brain networks, supervised by Dr Jon Simons. Primarily I have carried out research into ageing and memory and also the role of the Angular Gyrus and its involvement in inte...
  • Dr Andrea Greve
    I am an Investigator Scientist at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. My research focuses on investigating theories of learning by using behavioral and functional brain imaging techniques (MRI and EEG/MEG) with the aim to understand the cog...
  • William Harrison Dr William Harrison
    We can think of our eyes as though they’re video cameras that record information about the world so that we can better interact with it. However, our visual system outperforms any commercially available video camera. Think about how every movement...
  • Dr Chris Heath
    I am interested in understanding how pathology-related molecular and cellular changes in defined neuronal circuits affect behaviour and cognition in neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Melissa Hines Professor Melissa Hines
    I study gender development, and am particularly interested in how prenatal influences (e.g., gonadal hormones) interact with postnatal experience to shape brain development and behaviour. My current research programme includes studies of individu...
  • Alexa Horner Dr Alexa Horner
    Developing, validating and utilising touchscreen tasks for the cognitive behavioural characterisation of mouse models of human conditions.
  • Dr Nicole Horst
    I am interested in investigating the role of cortico-striatal circuits in flexible behaviour in order to understand how disruption of these circuits and their modulation by various neurotransmitters may underpin the inflexible behaviours observed ...
  • Sridhar rajan Jagannathan Sridhar rajan Jagannathan
    The aim of this research is to generate a body of work capable of characterizing the neural and computational dynamics of consciousness during arousal(alertness) transitions. I do this by developing new mathematical tools for the analysis of compl...
  • Professor Mark Johnson FBA
    Johnson has published over 360 papers and 10 books on brain and cognitive development in human infants, children and in other species. His laboratory currently focuses on typical, at-risk and atypical functional brain development in human infants ...
  • Kamila Jozwik Dr Kamila Jozwik
    Broadly I'm interested in the following questions: How does the primate brain process visual information? More specifically - how does the primate brain recognise objects? What are the underlying computations of visual processing? I'm using fM...
  • Dr Bianca Jupp
    My research primarily concerns investigating the neurobiology underlying the behavioural trait of impulsivity and related cognitive endophenotypes and how these confer risk for developing drug abuse and addiction. I am particularly interested in t...
  • Kristjan Kalm Dr Kristjan Kalm
    My research interests lie broadly in the models short term memory and learning. I am particularly interested in the representation and learning of sequential information and I use fMRI and computational modelling to study these processes. In addit...
  • Jonathan Kanen Jonathan Kanen
    I am an MD candidate from the USA and a Gates Cambridge scholar working on my PhD in the Department of Psychology. The brain chemical serotonin is implicated in a wide range of affective and behavioural processes and is a key drug target in nume...
  • Manfred Kitzbichler Dr Manfred Kitzbichler
    Having a physics background, I am applying general concepts to the analysis of brain activation. This involves both fMRI and MEG, resting state as well as task related data. In particular I am interested in understanding the spatio-temporal dynami...
  • Andrew Kolarik Dr Andrew Kolarik
    I am a Research Associate at Cambridge University in Professor Brian Moore’s research group. My work looks at auditory perception among hearing impaired and blind listeners. I am interested in how sensory impairment affects spatial awareness, and...
  • Zoe Kourtzi Professor Zoe Kourtzi
    My work aims to understand the role of learning and experience in enabling humans of all ages to translate sensory experience into complex decisions and adaptive behaviours. Adaptive cognitive abilities are critical for survival and social interac...
  • Dr Rebecca Lawson
    We all have expectations about how the how the world should look, feel, smell, taste and sound. These expectations act as predictions to guide us when we are uncertain, and signal when something out of the ordinary is happening. My work uses com...
  • Victoria Leong Dr Victoria Leong
    I am a developmental cognitive neuroscientist who is interested in the interpersonal neural dynamics of mother-infant interactions. Right now, I am studying the phenomenon of oscillatory coupling or synchronisation between mother and infant brains...
  • Laura Lopez-Cruz Dr Laura Lopez-Cruz
    My research focuses on the development and validation of a series of touchscreen-based assays for the evaluation of motivation and affective state in laboratory rodents. We subsequently employ pharmacological or behavioral manipulations to improve...
  • Mary-Ellen Lynall
    I am a psychiatrist investigating the neuroimmunology of treatment-resistant depression (TRD) with Prof Ed Bullmore and Dr Menna Clatworthy. There is an increasing appreciation that interactions between the immune system and the brain are clinical...
  • Bingjiang Lyu
    My research interests lie in the cortical mechanisms and dynamics involved in language comprehension using EEG/MEG and fMRI. Currently I am working on how the incremental processing of speech is affected by contextual information embedded in sente...
  • Miss Annabel MacFarlane
    Neural landmarks for Developmental Dyslexia through auditory entrainment tasks
  • Kanad Mandke
    I am a Research Associate at the Centre for Neuroscience in Education, working on the Botnar project since January 2019. At CNE, we aim to investigate speech entrainment in children with dyslexia using magnetoencephalography (MEG).
  • William Marslen-Wilson Dr William Marslen-Wilson
    My research interests are in the cognitive science and neuroscience of language. I study the comprehension of human language in the mind and the brain using interdisciplinary neuroimaging and multivariate analysis techniques aimed at identifying ...
  • Mr Colin McKenzie
    I am in charge of the Neurobiology Labs in the Department of Psychology
  • Mrs Natasha Mead
    An MRC funded longitudinal project investigating possible causal relationships between rhythmic awareness and dyslexia.
  • Mr Johannes Mehrer
    Object recognition and categorization in ventral temporal cortex.
  • Amy Milton Dr Amy Milton
    Memory is a critical function of the brain, but little is known about the mechanisms by which memories are modified, adapted, and persist. Memories are known to 'reconsolidate' undergoing updating and strengthening following their destabilisation ...
  • Professor John Mollon
    My research interests are in the visual perception of colour, motion, form and depth; the genetic basis for individual variations in perception; the nature of the information carried by the cerebral bus; and the history of neuroscience and of colo...
  • Brian Moore Professor Brian Moore
    Mechanisms of normal hearing and hearing impairments; relationship of auditory abilities to speech perception; design of signal processing hearing aids for sensorineural hearing loss; fitting of hearing aids to suit the individual; electrical stim...
  • Sharon Morein-Zamir Dr Sharon Morein-Zamir
    I study different psychological and neuropsychological aspects of compulsivity and impulsivity. For example, I investigate how people control their actions and inhibit or change them when the behaviours are deemed no longer appropriate or disrupti...
  • Fabricio Moreira Dr Fabricio Moreira
    -Pharmacology of the Endocannabinoid System -Pharmacology of Antipsychotics
  • Laurel S Morris Laurel S Morris
    I have studied disorders of addiction, focussing on correlates of impulsivity and compulsivity. I am also interested in psychopharmacology; how neurotransmitter dynamics of neural circuits influence cognition.
  • Jennifer Murray Dr Jennifer Murray
    My research primarily involves mapping the striatal circuitry responsible for the transition from goal-directed to habitual drug seeking.
  • Swiya Nath Swiya Nath
    Swiya Nath is starting her doctorate under the supervision of Dr. Denes Szucs on the development of the concept of abstract number. She will be conducting a longitudinal study of cognitive skills associated with the development of mathematical abi...
  • Maria Niedernhuber Maria Niedernhuber
    I am a cognitive neuroscientist fascinated by how we come to have conscious experiences in this world. My research aims to bridge sensory/bodily and cognitive levels of analysis to uncover the neural and cognitive underpinnings of conscious conten...
  • Valdas Noreika Dr Valdas Noreika
    My research centers on neurocognitive processes occurring during transition between different states of consciousness, such as wakefulness, sleep, dreaming, and sedation. I largely focus on auditory and time perception, and in addition to altered ...
  • Andrea Olguin Andrea Olguin
    My research focuses on how bilingualism influences the neural encoding of attended and unattended naturalistic speech.
  • Claudia Pama Claudia Pama
    Currently I am based at the Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute in the lab of Dr Karadottir, investigating the pattern of developmental cortical myelination as well as the function of myelin in learning - under...
  • Omar David Perez Omar Perez
    I'm generally interested in human and animal Associative Learning and value based Decision-Making (Neuroeconomics). Under the supervision of Dr. Amy Milton and Prof. Anthony Dickinson, my Ph.D. work focused in developing a computational dual-syste...
  • Dr Benjamin Phillips
    My main research interests are the neuropharmacological and computational mechanisms that support motivation and reinforcement learning and how these systems are disrupted in neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Kate Plaisted Dr Kate Plaisted-Grant
    My research interest in autism was sparked by the fascinating cognitive strengths shown by many individuals with autism. These include exceptional abilities to process fine details, better discrimination abilities compared to typical individuals a...
  • Dr Jasper Poort
    I want to understand how we selectively process behaviourally relevant visual input. How does the brain turn a constant overflow of sensory information into selective representations of our environment that can optimally guide our actions? Studyin...
  • Mr Miro RabVass
    * Neurocognitive determinants of success among female CEOs and entrepreneurs * Decision making under uncertainty * Risk vs uncertainty: do serial entrepreneurs exhibit distinct neurocognitive responses when dealing with decisions under uncertainty?
  • Nayantara Ramamoorthy
    Understanding mechanisms of visual attention in processing eye gaze, in neurotypical populations as well as individuals with autistic traits.
  • Trevor Robbins Professor Trevor Robbins
    Research interests span the areas of cognitive neuroscience, behavioural neuroscience and psychopharmacology. Main work focuses on the functions of the frontal lobes of the brain and their connections with other regions. These brain systems are re...
  • Kai Ruggeri Dr Kai Ruggeri
    Dr Kai Ruggeri is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Department of Psychology as well as Research Associate specialising in methods, research design and analysis in the Engineering Design Centre. He works on a variety of projects, typically related to ...
  • John Rust Professor John Rust
    The development, evaluation and implementation of psychometric tests and psychometric testing procedures. As Director of The Psychometrics Centre I have been responsible for the UK standardisation of many of the most widely used psychometric tests...
  • Lisa Saksida Dr Lisa Saksida
    We are working toward a better understanding of the psychological processes underlying memory and perception through a programme of theoretically-driven experimental research using both healthy subjects and brain-damaged populations. Research in m...
  • Júlia Sala-Bayo
    I am interested in the neural mechanisms that underlie executive functions and cognitive control. The main aim of my research is to gain understanding of the neural circuit involved in cognitive flexibility. Specifically, how dopamine in stratal...
  • Dr Marina Salorio-Corbetto
    Marina's research interests are related to the evaluation of hearing aids for people with high-frequency hearing loss, including those with extensive high-frequency dead regions. She has conducted trials using frequency-lowering prototype and comm...
  • Idalmis Santiesteban Dr Idalmis Santiesteban
    My research interest is social cognition, particularly self-other processes. My PhD work investigated the control of self-other representations in visual perspective taking, the inhibition of imitation and theory of mind, under the supervision of ...
  • Stephen Sawiak Dr Stephen Sawiak
    I am a physicist working with MRI. My primary research interest has been in morphometry, with structural imaging, diffusion tensor imaging and spectroscopy. I am particularly focussed on preclinical applications.
  • Lukas Fabian Schaeffner
    My work combines TMS and fMRI to reveal the potential applications and limitations of brain stimulation in vision research. My projects have provided critical information about where in the brain we can use brain stimulation to trigger artificial ...
  • Josef Schlittenlacher Dr Josef Schlittenlacher
    EPSRC grant: "Machine Learning for Hearing Aids: Intelligent Processing and Fitting" with Richard Turner and Brian Moore. In the last three years we have developed hearing tests that use Bayesian active learning in order to make the tests both fas...
  • Dr Sebastian Schneegans
    In my research, I combine human behavioral experiments and computational modeling to address questions of visual working memory and spatial cognition. I am in particular interested in the neural mechanisms underlying working memory, and how the ne...
  • Meredith Shafto Dr Meredith Shafto
    My research focuses on the effect of normal ageing on language comprehension and production. This research takes place at the Centre for Speech, Language, and the Brain, www.csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk Topics include how ageing affects language product...
  • Jon Simons Dr Jon Simons
    Our research investigates the role of brain regions such as the frontal, medial temporal, and parietal lobes in human memory. This work involves inter-relating cognitive hypotheses with evidence from functional neuroimaging of healthy volunteers ...
  • Dr Roma Siugzdaite
    I am trying to understand brain mechanisms that drive changes during the development by means of functional and structural MRI data.
  • Denes Szucs Dr Denes Szucs
    Dénes Szűcs has background in cognitive neuroscience and psychology. He has used electro-encephalography (EEG), electro-myography (EMG), functional near infrared imaging (fNIRS), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and behavioural methods...
  • Dr Deborah Talmi
    Our over-arching research aim is to understand emotional experiences. We approach this question from two angles, examining both the specific intensity of current feelings and how past emotional experiences come to mind later on. Our work spans th...
  • Tor Tarantola Tor Tarantola
    I study reinforcement learning, value-based decision-making, and social cognition. I am especially interested in how these processes contribute to moral judgments, in particular how people decide to punish others for violating social norms. I use ...
  • Andrew Thwaites
    Information processing in the human brain
  • Miss Chiara Toschi
    I have a strong interest in systems neuroscience and in elucidating the brain mechanisms that regulate behavior. I am especially interested in abnormal behavior and in exploring the neural bases of psychiatric disorders such as addiction and compu...
  • Dr Karly Turner
    Behavioural flexibility allows behaviour to be changed based on current goals; when behaviour is repeated, habits form (for example, brushing your teeth). The balance between flexible behaviour and habits is complex and may be disrupted in a range...
  • Professor Lorraine Tyler
    The interdisciplinary research in my lab combines cognitive models with multi-modal imaging to understand the neurobiological substrate for language functions, and the extent to which they are adaptive and capable of reorganisation following eithe...
  • Gonzalo P. Urcelay Dr Gonzalo P. Urcelay
    I am interested in learning theories and the neurobiological substrates of acquired behaviour. I am currently conducting studies to assess the involvement of the prefrontal cortex in the transition from goal-directed to habitual behaviours and its...
  • Dr Sander van der Linden
    Dr. Sander van der Linden is a University Lecturer in Psychology, Director of the Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab and a Fellow of Churchill College. His research interests include social perception, normative influence, the “wisdom of crowds”...
  • George Vousden Dr George Vousden
    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a multifaced condition affecting approximately 12 in 1000 individuals. Using sophisticated behavioural tools in rodents we can attempt to recapitulate behaviours that contribute toward aspects of OCD, with th...
  • Jia Wan
    cross-lingual NLP
  • Sam  Wass Dr Sam Wass
    At Cambridge I am a member of the baby-LINC lab (http://www.baby-linc.psychol.cam.ac.uk), working with Dr Vicky Leong to investigate the neural correlates of infant attention and learning in naturalistic contexts using dual parent-child EEG and EC...
  • Andrew Welchman Dr Andrew Welchman
    I am interested in how the brain brings together information from the senses to support perception and interaction with the rapidly changing world. Work in my lab integrates psychophysics, movement recording, modelling and brain imaging techniques...
  • Caroline Whiting Dr Caroline Whiting
    My research interests lie in understanding how the language system supports the mapping from visual or spoken input to the level of accessing word meaning, and how this can inform models of language representation in the brain. I am particularly i...
  • Dr Cai Wingfield
    My research interests are modelling the cognitive processes and representations underlying language comprehension. Currently I am using functional neuroimaging techniques such as EEG, MEG and fMRI, alongside multivariate pattern analysis techniqu...
  • Yin Wu Mr Yin Wu
    decision-making; gambling
  • Peter Zhukovsky Mr Peter Zhukovsky
    My reseach focuses on the neural and behavioural mechanisms of drug addiction. More specifically, I am interested in the role of compulsivity as an endophenotype pre-disposing animals to drug addiction. Currently I am using a behavioural task to r...
  • Ms Leor Zmigrod
    My research aims to combine experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience to study the psychological processes that underlie ideology adherence and group identity formation. What cognitive characteristics might make an individual more suscept...

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