Automatic and analytical altruism: neurobiological foundations of human prosocial behaviour


  • Dr Molly Crockett

    University College London

Project summary

Molly is studying the neural basis of human altruism, morality and value-based decision-making. Her research is investigating the influence of neurotransmitters (serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine) on the brain systems that motivate social and economic behaviour. Molly began her Fellowship in 2011 at the University of Zurich, working with economist Professor Ernst Fehr. In 2012 she will return to University College London to conduct brain-imaging studies with neuroscientists Professors Ray Dolan and Peter Dayan.