Our aim is to in understand the neurobiological mechanisms underlying psychiatric symptoms. We utilise experimental techniques drawn from cognitive psychology, functional neuroimaging, psychopharmacology, computational modeling and genetics, both in patient groups and healthy volunteers. Currently a major focus of our laboratory is investigating changes in reward and punishment processing and decision-making in depression, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Dr Roiser also directs the UCL-NIMH/NINDS Joint Doctoral Training Program in Neuroscience and the UCL Four-Year PhD Programme in Mental Health . Researchers interested in carrying out postdoctoral or PhD projects in Dr Roiser’s lab can contact him directly Jonathan Roiser.
If you are interested in taking part in one of our studies on depression, please visit this webpage to fill out a brief questionnaire, and you will be contacted by a researcher.