Prof Dolan

Cognition, Emotion & Psychiatric Disorders

Professor Ray Dolan FRS


The group studies how emotion influences cognition, using classical behavioural tools as well as neuroimaging methodologies, including fMRI and MEG. We study this question from a number of perspectives, but have a major current focus being the influence of emotion on decision making.


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 insights from these fields to address the critical determinants of human decision making under uncertainty across a range of contexts, and in particular a variety of emotional contexts. The group also investigate the contribution of neuromodulators, such as dopamine and serotonin, as well as common genetic polymorphisms to behavioural control.

Researchers

  • David Bernal
  • Molly Crockett
  • Marcos Economides
  • Vincenzo Fiore
  • Thomas Fitzgerald
  • Taposhri Ganguly
  • Mona Garvert
  • Tobias Hauser - - home page
  • Laurence Hunt - - home page
  • Michael Moutoussis
  • Olga Ousdal
  • Gita Prabhu
  • Francesco Rigoli
  • Robb Rutledge - - home page
  • Peter Smittenaar - - home page
  • Max-Philipp Stenner
  • Giles Story

Co-Superviser

  • Helen Barron
  • Erie Boorman
  • Archy de Berker
  • Miriam Klein-Flügge - - home page
  • Raphael Köster
  • Zeb Kurth-Nelson
  • Joel Winston - - home page

PublicationsLink to Cognition, Emotion & Psychiatric Disorders Group Publications