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- Laboratory of Social Neuroscience (Dr. Andrew Bell) Research Group
- Brain and Behaviour Research Group (Prof. Mark J. Buckley) Research Group
BSc(Hons), PhD, FHEA
MRC Senior Investigator Scientist
- Stipendiary Lecturer, Wadham College
Existing in a social environment requires that we have at least some ability to assess the mental states of others. We do this by interpreting facial expressions, body language, and other social cues and use this information to guide our own decisions and actions. This ability is mediated by a number of regions in the brain. My research seeks to understand how these regions interact to form networks that contribute to our ability to successfully interact with one another. Characterising these networks is essential if we are to identify the underlying causes of deficits associated with face recognition and social cognition, such as those that accompany certain developmental disorders including autism spectrum disorders and Down’s Syndrome.
Amygdala lesions disrupt modulation of functional MRI activity evoked by facial expression in the monkey inferior temporal cortex.
Hadj-Bouziane F. et al, (2012), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, 109, 3640 - 3648
Relationship between functional magnetic resonance imaging-identified regions and neuronal category selectivity.
Bell AH. et al, (2011), J Neurosci, 31, 12229 - 12240
Object representations in the temporal cortex of monkeys and humans as revealed by functional magnetic resonance imaging.
Bell AH. et al, (2009), J Neurophysiol, 101, 688 - 700
Perception of emotional expressions is independent of face selectivity in monkey inferior temporal cortex
Hadj-Bouziane F. et al, (2008), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, 105, 5591 - 5596
Individual Differences in the Alignment of Structural and Functional Markers of the V5/MT Complex in Primates.
Large I. et al, (2016), Cereb Cortex, 26, 3928 - 3944
Encoding of Stimulus Probability in Macaque Inferior Temporal Cortex.
Bell AH. et al, (2016), Curr Biol, 26, 2280 - 2290
A Putative Multiple-Demand System in the Macaque Brain.
Mitchell DJ. et al, (2016), J Neurosci, 36, 8574 - 8585
Contrasting Roles for Orbitofrontal Cortex and Amygdala in Credit Assignment and Learning in Macaques.
Chau BK. et al, (2015), Neuron, 87, 1106 - 1118
Hierarchical Encoding of Social Cues in Primate Inferior Temporal Cortex.
Morin EL. et al, (2015), Cereb Cortex, 25, 3036 - 3045