Our scientists are part of the Rutledge Lab, at the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research. Located on Russell Square in London, our goal is to understand the factors that determine happiness and to describe how our emotional state influences the decisions we make. We explore these questions using a combination of computational models and brain scanning in healthy and clinical populations. We are working to develop a mechanistic understanding of how major depression develops, is sustained, and can relapse.
Dr Matilde Vaghi
Matilde is a Post-doctoral researcher interested in how individual differences in the ability of selecting the best course of action relate to mood.
Benjamin is PhD student interested in the neural mechanisms underlying decisions and motivational states.
Alex is a PhD student interested in how uncertainty affects learning and decision-making in anxiety.
Yuki is a PhD student interested in the relationship between altruism and happiness.