Ray Dolan elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society
21 May 2010
"Ray Dolan has defined the functional anatomy of human emotion and
choice behaviour with neuroimaging. His most significant discoveries
combine approaches that encompass empirical observation and theoretical
models. He has shown that anterior insula encodes interoceptive
awareness and uncertainty in decision making, the amygdala mediates
hedonic violations of rationality and the striatum encodes aversive as
well appetitive prediction errors. These findings rest on computational
fMRI, the use of models from computational neuroscience to furnish
statistical models of neuroimaging data. This technique is attributed
to Dolan and has had an enormous impact on the field of neuroimaging
and neuroeconomics, allowing theoretical models to be tested
empirically." Royal Society.
Professor Dolan said "I am personally delighted. These honours also pay tribute to the outstanding intellectual environment I enjoy at UCL and longstanding support I have enjoyed from the Wellcome Trust"
He joins 8 other Fellows at Queen Square, with a total of 26 Fellows now in UCL Neuroscience.
The Fellowship of the Royal Society is composed of the most distinguished scientists from the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries and the Republic of Ireland.
Alan Thompson, Director of the Institute of Neurology said: "This is an outstanding achievement and honour, and I am sure everyone at the Institute will join me in wishing Ray heartfelt congratulations"
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