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Prof Ray Dolan
Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL
12 Queen Square
London
WC1N 3BG
Tel: 020 7 8337453
Fax: 0207 8131445
Appointment
  • Kinross Professor of Neuropsychiatry
  • Imaging Neuroscience
  • Institute of Neurology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
 
 
Research Summary

The group studies how emotion and decision making, using classical behavioural tools, computational analysis as well as neuroimaging methodologies, including fMRI and MEG. The group also investigate the contribution of neuromodulators, such as dopamine and serotonin, to behavioural control. There is now a consensus across fields such as behavioural ecology, microeconomics, machine learning and neuroscience that integration of sensory information with prior knowledge, regarding values and probabilities of outcomes, is a major determinant of overt behaviour. The group seeks to harness these types of insights  to address critical determinants of human decision making under uncertainty across a range of contexts, and in particular emotional contexts including psychopathology.

Academic Background
1977 BAOhons Bachelor of the Arts of Obstetrics (Honours) National University of Ireland
1977 MB.ChB Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery National University of Ireland
  MD Doctor of Medicine National University of Ireland
1981 MRCPsych Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists To be updated
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