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Dr Dan Bang
Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging
12 Queen Square
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  • Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Imaging Neuroscience
  • UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences


2019-: Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow, Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, UCL

2015-2019: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, UCL, Supervisor: Dr Steve Fleming


2011-2015: DPhil Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Supervisor: Prof Christopher Summerfield

2010-2011: MSc Cognitive & Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford, Supervisor: Prof Robin Dunbar

2006-2010: BA Linguistics, Aarhus University, Supervisor: Prof William McGregor

Research Summary
My research applies a multi-modal, cognitive neuroscience-based approach to understanding decision-making, learning and representation in humans. I combine behavioural testing, computational modelling, neuroimaging (fMRI) and novel methods for studying neuromodulation in the human brain (human electrochemistry). These approaches allow me to characterise the cognitive processes that underpin behaviour and study their implementation in the brain – all the way from macro-scale changes in bulk neural activity to micro-scale changes in neuromodulator levels. A guiding principle of this work is that neurobiologically-informed computational accounts of human cognition and behaviour are critical for accurate classification, prediction and treatment of disorders of mental health.

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