Dogmatic people seek less information even when uncertain
23 November 2020
People who are dogmatic about their views seek less information and make less accurate judgements as a result, even on simple matters unrelated to politics, according to a study led by UCL and Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics researchers.
International Max Planck Research School COMP2PSYCH renewed for 6 years
23 November 2020
We are delighted to announce that Professor Ray Dolan and Professor Ulman Lindenberger have been successful in their bid to renew the International Max Planck Research School on Computational Methods in Psychiatry and Ageing Research for another 6 years (2020 – 2028).
New study reveals how dopamine and serotonin affect decision-making
12 October 2020
Chemical messaging in the human brain: new study reveals how dopamine and serotonin affect decision-making
UCL World Stroke Day Forum launches online 26-30th October 2020
10 October 2020
UCL Patient Forum goes digital as it explores the opportunities and challenges facing stroke survivors due to COVID-19.
Two Principal Investigators awarded prestigious ERC Starting Grants
28 September 2020
Dr Tobias Hauser and Dr Peter Kok have been awarded prestigious EU funding for the next five years
The importance of studying mental health disorders in adolescents
7 September 2020
Research Assistant, Johanna Habicht discusses the importance of studying mental health disorders earlier in life, and shares some of the team’s current work.
Centre launches new mentorship programme in partnership with In2Science
10 August 2020
The Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging (WCHN) is excited to embark on a new partnership with In2science by launching a new pilot mentorship programme.
Artificial intelligence algorithm finds “needle in a haystack” brain abnormalities on MRI
23 July 2020
Some patients with epilepsy that is not controlled with medications have brain abnormalities that are missed on MRI scans. These patients can have probes inserted into their brain to find the abnormality. A recent study finds that their artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can find some of these hidden MRI abnormalities without the need for invasive procedures.
Deputy Director promoted to professor
20 July 2020
Martina Callaghan, Deputy Director, and head of the Physics Team at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging has been promoted to professor for her outstanding contribution to neuroscience.
The value of advice from the perspective of a decision neuroscientist
29 June 2020
Elisa recently wrote a review in the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry discussing advice-taking as a bridge between decision neuroscience and mental capacity.