Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience


Cognitive Neuropsychiatry

GROUP LEADER - Prof. Jonathan Roiser

Address: Alexandra House, 17 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AZ
Phone: +442076791170
Email: j.roiser@ucl.ac.uk

Jon Roiser



Our aim is to understand the neural and cognitive mechanisms underlying psychiatric symptoms. We utilise experimental techniques drawn from cognitive psychology, functional neuroimaging, psychopharmacology, computational modelling and genetics, both in individuals suffering from mental health problems and healthy volunteers.

Currently a major focus of our laboratory is investigating changes in motivational processing and decision-making in depression, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). We also collaborate with researchers in the Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit to develop and test models of decision-making in healthy volunteers, which can be applied to depression. Other work focuses on how psychopharmacological manipulations alter reward processing, the effect of anxiety on decision making and whether non-invasive brain stimulation can boost the effect of psychological therapy.

Researchers interested in carrying out postdoctoral or PhD projects in Prof Roiser’s lab can contact him directly.

If you are interested in taking part in one of our studies, please visit this webpage to fill out a brief questionnaire, and you will be contacted by a researcher.

 Group Members

Rick Adams
Siobhan Gormley
Chamith Halahakoon
Anahit Mkrtchian
Madeleine Payne
Oliver Robinson
Ioannis Sarigiannidis
Vincent Valton