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G. Elliott Wimmer

G. Elliott Wimmer

e [dot] wimmer [at] ucl [dot] ac [dot] uk


Short CV

PhD in Psychology, 2012, Columbia University, USA
BA in Cognitive Science, 2005, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

The cognitive and neural systems underlying learning and decision making
The influence of learning across time on behavior, spanning from single episodes to well-learned habits
How these learning systems may be modulated by disease and psychiatric disorders

Selected Publications

Wimmer, G. E., & Büchel, C. (2016). Reactivation of reward-related patterns from single past episodes supports memory-based decision making. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(10), 2868-2880. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3433-15.2016

Wimmer, G. E., Braun, E. K., Daw, N. D., & Shohamy, D. (2014). Episodic memory encoding interferes with reward learning and decreases striatal prediction errors. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(45), 14901-14912. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0204-14.2014

Wimmer, G. E., & Shohamy, D. (2012). Preference by association: how memory mechanisms in the hippocampus bias decisions. Science, 338, 270-273. doi:10.1126/science.1223252

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