- Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre Research Group
- Cognitive Neurology Research Group (Prof. Masud Husain) Research Group
MB BChir MA MRCP PhD MBPsS AFHEA
Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant
My current research focuses on how the neurotransmitter dopamine influences attention and vigour. Rewards and penalties can motivate us to move faster and to be more accurate. I use eye tracking, reaction times, and distraction to measure reward processing. I am investigating how reward processing is affected by dopaminergic drugs, Parkinson's disease, and focal damage to the frontal lobe of the brain.
- 2017: MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship
- 2017: Fellow of the RCUK-funded Software Sustainability Institute
- 2015: Junior Research Fellowship at Lady Margaret Hall
- 2016: University Staff Innovation Seed Fund award
- 2013: Oxford Learning Institute Teaching Award
- 2013: Oxford University OxTALENT Prize for innovation
- 2009: Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship (UCL)
- 2007: NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship (Imperial College)
- 2000: Sir Rudolph Peters Prize, Gonville and Caius College Cambridge
Distinct Motivational Effects of Contingent and Noncontingent Rewards.
Manohar SG. et al, (2017), Psychol Sci
Rapid forgetting results from competition over time between items in visual working memory
Pertzov Y. et al, (2017), Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 43, 528 - 536
Dopamine Alters the Fidelity of Working Memory Representations according to Attentional Demands.
Fallon SJ. et al, (2017), J Cogn Neurosci, 29, 728 - 738
Reward sensitivity deficits modulated by dopamine are associated with apathy in Parkinson's disease.
Muhammed K. et al, (2016), Brain, 139, 2706 - 2721
Human ventromedial prefrontal lesions alter incentivisation by reward.
Manohar SG. and Husain M., (2016), Cortex, 76, 104 - 120