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Laurence Hunt


Associate Professor

  • Wellcome/Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow
  • Stipendiary Lecturer in Psychology, Lady Margaret Hall

Laurence Hunt heads the Cognitive Computational Neuroscience lab at OHBA, funded by a Sir Henry Dale Fellowship from the Royal Society and Wellcome Trust. He studied pre-clinical Medicine at Cambridge University, before completing a DPhil in Neuroscience at the University of Oxford from 2007-11. He then moved to University College London on a Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship, before returning to Oxford in 2017.

His research to date has primarily addressed the neural mechanisms by which we make decisions. To gain insight into these mechanisms, he has used mathematical models that make precise predictions of both behavioural and neural data. He tests these predictions using a range of techniques in both humans and animal models.

His current research focuses on a range of topics in cognitive computational neuroscience.