Current Research and Interests
Oliver Robinson is an MRC Career Development Award Fellow. His work attempts to understand the neuropsychopharmacological underpinnings of emotional processing in psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety disorders. The main research tools used are computerized neuropsychological testing, computational models of decision making and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The specific fMRI focus is on prefrontal-amygdala circuits and the pharmacological focus is on the neurotransmitter serotonin. The ultimate goal is to clarify the neuropsychopharmacological circuitry of emotional processing in anxiety and depression, such that it becomes possible to tune this circuitry back towards healthy function.