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  • Dr Yashar Ahmadian
    Our broad interest is in understanding how large networks of neurons, e.g. those in the cerebral cortex, process sensory inputs and give rise to our perception and cognitive functions through their collective dynamics and learning on multiple tim...
  • 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 Gonca Bayraktar
    My research aims to understand how synaptic plasticity governs learning and memory function of the brain and how gradual loss of function or impairment leads to neurodegeneration. My research focuses on the study of neurodegeneration from various ...
  • Dr Riccardo Beltramo
    We aim to understand how the brain transforms sensory signals into the neural representations of the outside world that guide our behaviour. Our lab uses the mouse visual system as a model and studies the contribution of parallel visual pathways ...
  • Dr Giulia Bonetto
    Studies of neural circuit plasticity focus almost exclusively on functional and structural changes of neuronal synapses. In recent years, however, myelin plasticity has emerged as a potential modulator of neuronal networks. Indeed, myelination of ...
  • Dr Diandra Brkic
    Diandra is currently a postdoctoral researcher within the Genomic Disorders and Cognitive Development Group (GDCD) led by Dr Kate Baker. She is also a bye-fellow of Fitzwilliam College. Her research focuses on studying cognitive, behavioural, and...
  • 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...
  • Vasiliki Chatzi
    I am interested in applying statistical and machine learning approaches to build models that can characterise psychiatric symptoms/disorders. During my PhD I developed a novel pipeline for biomarker identification in schizophrenia using neuroimagi...
  • Dr Hannah Clarke
    Understanding the neural and neurochemical basis of behaviours mediated by the prefrontal cortex and their relevance to psychiatric disorders.
  • 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...
  • Stephen Eglen Dr Stephen Eglen
    I use computational tools to help investigate mechanisms of neural development. In particular, I study the formation of retinotopic maps and retinal mosaics in vertebrate visual systems. In addition, I am interested in the analysis of large-scale...
  • Dr Claire Eschbach
    In insect, the mushroom body (MB) is a brain region where memory traces are formed. Recently, EM-based reconstruction of all the input and output neurons of this structure unravelled both the highly recurrent innervation of the MB and its connecti...
  • 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...
  • Dr Yuxing Fang
    My research interest includes using neuroscientific techniques such as EEG/MEG and fMRI studies in conjunction with natural language processing techniques to investigate how the human brain processes language.
  • Paul Fletcher Professor Paul Fletcher
    I am interested in psychosis. I agree with the long tradition of clinical psychiatric research which suggests that, during a psychotic illness, the world is a strange place because strange associations are formed and inconsequential stimuli are as...
  • 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...
  • Susan Gathercole Professor Susan Gathercole
    I am a cognitive psychologist with interests in memory, learning and language. Until 2018 I was the Director of the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBU) in Cambridge and am now based in Developmental Psychiatry. One strand of my research in...
  • Zoubin Ghahramani Professor Zoubin Ghahramani
    My current research interests include Bayesian approaches to machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistics, information retrieval, bioinformatics, and computational motor control. Statistics provides the mathematical foundations for handli...
  • Professor Juan Manuel Gorriz
    The SIPBA group use computational and mathematical approaches based on the statistical learning theory to develop computer-aided diagnosis systems in the field of neuroscience. SiPBA aim to provide supporting tools to physicians in the early diagn...
  • Ms Juliet Griffin
    I study the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying the formation and stubborn persistence of delusions and other psychotic symptoms in psychiatric illnesses like schizophrenia. I am interested in how the brain uses uncertain information (parti...
  • James Heald Mr James Heald
    I am interested in understanding the computational principles that underlie sensorimotor control and learning in the human brain.
  • Dr Daniel Hill
    I am interested in the neurophysiology of reward valuation and decision making in the context of learning and memory. My current work is focused on better understanding how dopamine neurons encode value and economic utility. Though their role is w...
  • Sean Holden Dr Sean Holden
    Our research covers assorted issues in both theoretical and applied machine learning. At present we are interested in: - Computational learning theory. How can we better understand the properties of machine learning algorithms in terms of, for ex...
  • Tony Holland Professor Tony Holland
    The focus of our interdisciplinary research is on learning disabilities (intellectual disabilities/mental handicap) from different perspectives. Research to date has had the following main themes. First, the relationship between specific genetical...
  • Fumiya Iida Dr Fumiya Iida
    Our research interests lie at the biologically inspired robotics, i.e. the cross section between biology and robotics: We are interested in extracting design principles of nature and extend them for improving our robotics technologies.
  • Dr James Ingram
    My research focuses on understanding the sensorimotor control of the arm and hand in humans. I am especially interested in object manipulation and tool use. Object manipulation and tool use is an essential feature of human behaviour. It represents...
  • Emer Jones
    I’m interested in using artificial neural networks as a modelling framework for the human ventral stream: first developing an additional test-bed of how ‘brain-like’ neural nets are, and then trying to improve their ability to predict neuroimaging...
  • 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.
  • Yul Kang
    I study navigation, learning, and decision-making with computational models and behavioral experiments. I am interested in finding the normative way to solve a computational problem, how neural representation and behavioral performance conforms to...
  • Dr Hamid Karimi-Rouzbahani
    With an interest in method development for neuroimaging analysis (EEG, MEG and fMRI) using machine learning, I pursue three main questions in cognitive neuroscience: How does the human brain support visual perception? How is information transfer...
  • 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...
  • Lilia Kukovska
    My research focuses on understanding the role of cortical inhibition in visual discrimination. I use optogenetics to activate PV+ interneurons in the primary visual cortex and simultaneously record calcium transients using 2-photon imaging to stu...
  • Alexandra Lautarescu Miss Alexandra Lautarescu
    I am interested in the link between Down Syndrome and the high risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease and I am currently conducting an MPhil under the supervision of Prof. Anthony Holland and Dr. Shahid Zaman, as part of the "Defeat dementia in Do...
  • Máté Lengyel Professor Máté Lengyel
    I study learning and memory from computational, algorithmic/representational and neurobiological viewpoints. I also maintain an active interest in the possible computational functions of neural oscillations, particularly those present in the hippo...
  • Rui Li
    In my PhD project, I am applying machine learning techniques to diagnose and predict disease progression in vascular cognitive impairment, as a result of cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD). I work with both MRI and neuropsychological test data f...
  • Dr Marwa Mahmoud
    My research interests lie in the field of social signal processing and human behaviour understanding, which includes expressions of emotions or medical conditions. My research draws on computer vision, machine learning, Human Computer Interaction ...
  • Dr Flavia Mancini
    Chronic pain affects 1 in 5 people and is the leading cause of disability in the world. There are unresolved questions that urgently require answers to treat pain effectively, a crucial one being how the brain processes pain signals and gives rise...
  • Brian McCabe Dr Brian McCabe
    The neural mechanisms of learning and memory, particularly imprinting in the domestic chick. The young of many species, when exposed to a conspicuous object, rapidly learn the object's characteristics and subsequently narrow their social preferenc...
  • Jennifer Murray Dr Jennifer Murray
    My research primarily involves mapping the striatal circuitry responsible for the transition from goal-directed to habitual drug seeking.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Setareh Rahimi
    I am developing and applying novel multidimensional connectivity methods for Electro-/Magneto-Encephalography (EEG/MEG) research. I apply these methods to the domain of semantic cognition to find out how semantic representation and control regions...
  • Dr Miranda Robbins
    The Zlatic Lab is interested in identifying the neural circuits required for behaviour. My work in the group aims to identify memory engrams and the mechanisms of long-term memory formation. For this work I use 2-photon microscopy with holography ...
  • 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 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 t...
  • 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 ...
  • Dr Martin Vestergaard
    I investigate theoretical and functional relationships among cognitive and economic constructs of decision psychology and communication. I use psychophysical experimentation, computational models and brain imaging techniques to identify behavioura...
  • Dr Mengxin Wang
    We are currently using high-field, laminar imaging techniques to investigate mechanisms of visual plasticity.
  • Steve Young Professor Steve Young
    My primary interest is in adaptive learning in spoken dialogue systems. This currently involves modelling human machine dialogues using the framework of Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes (POMDPs). The research issues addressed incl...
  • Suyi Zhang
    The systems neuroscience of human pain and aversive learning.
  • Miss Katharina Zuhlsdorff
    I am interested in the neural basis of reinforcement learning and cognitive flexibility in relation to depression and other psychiatric disorders. I use multimodal neuroimaging and behavioural datasets in my research and aim to translate findings ...

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