Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience


Jonathan Roiser

Prof Jonathan Roiser

Professor of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Group Leader


Jon Roiser

Current Research and Interests

Our aim is to in understand the neurobiological mechanisms underlying psychiatric symptoms. We utilise experimental techniques drawn from cognitive psychology, functional neuroimaging, psychopharmacology, computational modelling and genetics, both in patient groups and healthy volunteers. Currently a major focus of our laboratory is investigating changes in reward and punishment processing and decision-making in depression, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Prof. Roiser also directs the UCL-NIH/NINDS Joint Doctoral Training Program in Neuroscience and the UCL Four-Year PhD Programme in Mental Health. Researchers interested in carrying out postdoctoral or PhD projects in Prof. Roiser’s lab can contact him directly.

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