7 February 2020: Global Excellence Seminar with Tobias Hauser

  • 7 February 2020 |
  • Tobias Hauser |
  • MR Conference Room |
  • Time 9:15 |

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On Friday 7 February 2020, Tobias Hauser is giving a lecture entitled: "The brain juices that make you noisy: The role of catecholamines in choice inconsistencies".

Tobias Hauser is a Sir Henry Dale Fellow, head of the Developmental Computational Psychiatry Group, and a Principal Investigator at the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research and the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging at University College London. He is interested in the neurocomputational processes underlying learning and decision making, and how these go awry in psychiatric disorders.

Tobias Hauser investigates how cognitive biases in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can help us better understand the neurocomputational mechanisms underlying this disorder. Moreover, he studies the influence of neurocognitive development on the emergence of psychiatric disorders. In his work, he combines neuroimaging, pharmacology, and computational modelling in humans with and without mental health problems. Tobias has received several prestigious prizes in psychiatry, such as the Emerging Leaders Prize in Adolescent Mental Health (2018) or the Kramer Pollnow Award (2017).

His work is supported by Wellcome, Royal Society, Medical Research Foundation, Jacobs Foundation, Brain & Behavior Foundation and the Max Planck Society.

The talk will be held on Friday 7 February 2020 at 9:15 in the MR Conference Room.