Thursday, 01 August 2019 09:43

Visiting Professor Ray Dolan at DRCMR

13082019 Hartwig Siebner and Ray Dolan                                         Photo: Professor and Head of Research Hartwig Siebner to the left and Visiting Professor Ray Dolan to the right.

 Professor Ray Dolan from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL will spend the next 6 months at DRCMR as a visiting professor. The Visiting Professorship has been granted by the Lundbeck Foundation.

Ray Dolan is a neuroscientist who, using neuroimaging, has defined anatomical areas of the brain that are involved in controlling human emotion and decision making. He is consistently rated amongst the five most cited experts worldwide in the field of neuroscience and behaviour.

By combining results from brain scans with behavioural studies and theoretical models, Ray identifies the brain chemicals and parts of the brain that are involved in thinking, learning and decision making. He has shown that the emotions we experience during an event can affect our memory of it, as well as how well we learn and the choices that we make

Ray has published over 400 scientific papers and won many awards, including the 2006 Golden Brain Award from the Minerva Foundation and the International Max Planck Research Award. He is a Visiting Einstein Fellow of the Humboldt University of Berlin and a Fellow of both the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Association for Psychological Science.