Dopamine is known to be involved in several important cognitive processes, most notably in learning from rewards and in the ability to attend to task-relevant aspects of the environment. Both of these features of dopaminergic signalling have been...
The prestigious Lister Institute Research Prize is awarded annually to outstanding scientists in the biomedical sciences, and is presented to Dr Rebecca Lawson for her research in the field of computational psychiatry.
Among all their sensations, agents need to distinguish between those caused by themselves and those caused by external causes. The ability to infer agency is particularly challenging under conditions of uncertainty. Within the predictive processing...
Dissociable hormonal profiles for psychopathology and stress in anorexia and bulimia nervosa - Margaret L. Westwater, Flavia Mancini, Jane Shapleske, Jaco Serfontein, Monique Ernst, Hisham Ziauddeen, Paul C. Fletcher
How does the brain represent sensory uncertainty? The authors find that neural gain variability tracks stimulus uncertainty across the visual hierarchy and explain their findings with a simple generalization of canonical models of neural computation.
The often-overlooked dorsal diencephalic conduction system (DDCS) is a highly conserved pathway linking the basal forebrain and the monoaminergic brainstem. It consists of three key structures; the stria medullaris, the habenula and the fasciculus...
As of April 24, 2020, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
pandemic has led to over 2·7 million confirmed cases, and 190 000 reported deaths
worldwide. To reduce the transmission and mortality of this newly emerging...
Dr Rebecca LawsonThanks to an amazing effort from the autism community, responses to our survey outnumber non-autistic people 3:1. If you are not autistic we also want to know how life has changed for you since lockdown. Please complete our 15 minute survey
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