Neuroethology of social decisions in primates

Year of award: 2014


  • Dr Jerome Sallet

    University of Oxford

Project summary

Jerome is a cognitive neuroscientist with a background in electrophysiology, neuroanatomy and neuroimaging. Through the complementarity of these techniques he is studying the structure and function of neuronal circuits supporting decision process. His current research looks more specifically at how social information is learned and encoded in the brain - from the neuronal level to the network level - to guide our behaviour. Understanding the role that neural circuits play in normal social cognition will not only inform theories in neuroscience, but will be an essential step to discover the neural mechanisms underlying disorders characterised by alteration of socio-cognitive processes.