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Laurence Hunt


Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology

  • Wellcome/Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow
  • Tutorial Fellow in Psychology, St John's College

Laurence Hunt is an honorary member of the Department of Psychiatry, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Experimental Psychology. 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 the Department of Psychiatry in Oxford in 2017. He moved to his current position in the Department of Experimental Psychology in April 2023.

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. 

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