Decision Neuroscience - From Neurons to Societies

Ray Dolan

Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging
University College London

Contact Information:

Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging 
University College London
12 Queen Square 
London, WC1N 3BG


Ray Dolan is Mary Kinross Professor of Neuropsychiatry at UCL and Director of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL. His research is concerned with a neurobiological characterisation of human emotion and how it interacts with other components of cognition, particularly attention, memory and decision making.  An emphasis in his recent work has been to link brain activity to theoretical models of decision making, particularly models derived from reinforcement learning theory. He is the author of 400 original papers and is ranked as one of the most cited scientists in the world in the field of Neuroscience and Behaviour. He is the recipient of numerous awards and prizes including an Alexander Von Humboldt Research International Research Award for Outstanding Scholars (2004), the Kenneth Craik Research Award (2006), the Minerva Foundation Golden Brain Award (2006) and the prestigious International Max Planck Research Award (2007). In 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS).