Dr Quentin Huys awarded Wellcome Investigator Award to study how maladaptive thinking patterns arise and cause emotions.
19 January 2021
Dr Quentin Huys, Principal Investigator of the Applied Computations Psychiatry Team at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging has received a Wellcome Investigator Award funded until 2026 to study the neurobiology of maladaptive thinking patterns in people with depression, and how they increase the risk of relapse.
Dr Steve Fleming Co-PI on new EPSRC Programme Grant
18 January 2021
With significant support from EPSRC, UCL together with the University of Oxford and a cohort of academic, industrial and deployment partners are embarking on an ambitious five-year programme of work on Engineering, Exploring and Exploiting the Building Blocks of Embodied Intelligence.
Learning boosts happiness more than rewards do
7 January 2021
How we learn about our world may be more important for how we feel than the rewards we actually receive.
New app designed to help scientists figure out what determines happiness though fun games
6 January 2021
The Happiness Project turns neuroscience experiments which could previously only be conducted in the lab into fun games which anyone can play at any time on their phone.
The Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging successfully renews its funding until December 2023
4 January 2021
We are delighted to announce that the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology funding has been renewed until 30th November 2023.
Hallucinations in Parkinson's disease might happen as a results of shifts in the strengths of different brain networks
15 December 2020
There is new evidence that hallucinations might happen as a results of shifts in the strengths of different brain networks, but until now, it was not clear how that happened.
A new citizen science app explores the link between brain development and mental health
14 December 2020
Why do most mental health illnesses first manifest before adulthood? Neuroscientists from UCL have launched a smartphone app to investigate how brain development is linked to mental health in a new citizen science project.
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