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Golden Brain for Professor Ray Dolan

16 November 2006

Professor Ray Dolan, Head of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, has been given the prestigious Golden Brain Award for 2007 by the Trustees of the Minerva Foundation.

The award is in recognition of his contributions to the study of the emotional brain. Professor Dolan's research interests include the neural organisation of human emotion and the influence of emotion on decision-making.

The Minerva Foundation awards the Golden Brain to honour researchers who make seminal findings in vision and brain research. The awardee is chosen on the basis of innovative investigations and the resulting influence of those findings on the field of vision and the brain.

Previous Golden Brains include Professor Semir Zeki (UCL Anatomy & Developmental Biology) and Professor Karl Friston (UCL Institute of Neurology). Professor Dolan has commented "I am deeply honoured to receive this award particularly in light of the outstanding  previous recipients. The work that is recognised in the award reflects just as much on the excellence of the people I have worked with down the years".