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Laurence Hunt

Laurence Hunt

laurence [dot] hunt [at] psych [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk
Honorary Fellow


Short CV

BA in Medical and Veterinary Sciences, 2006, University of Cambridge
MSc in Neuroscience, 2007, University of Oxford
DPhil in Neuroscience, 2012, University of Oxford

Research Interests

  • Neural circuitry and neurochemistry of decision-making and learning
  • Computational modelling of decision-making across species

Selected Publications

Hunt, L. T., & Hayden, B. Y. (2017). A distributed, hierarchical and recurrent framework for reward-based choice. Nat Rev Neurosci, 18(3), 172-182. doi:10.1038/nrn.2017.7

Hunt, L. T., Rutledge, R. B., Malalasekera, W. M. N., Kennerley, S. W., & Dolan, R. J. (2016). Approach-Induced Biases in Human Information Sampling. PLOS Biology, 14(11), e2000638. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.2000638

Hunt, L. T., Behrens, T. E. J., Hosokawa, T., Wallis, J. D., & Kennerley, S. W. (2015). Capturing the temporal evolution of choice across prefrontal cortex. eLife, 4, e11945. doi:10.7554/eLife.11945

Hunt, L. T., Dolan, R. J., & Behrens, T. E. J. (2014). Hierarchical competitions subserving multi-attribute choice. Nat Neurosci, 17(11), 1613-1622. doi:10.1038/nn.3836

Hunt, L. T., Kolling, N., Soltani, A., Woolrich, M. W., Rushworth, M. F. S., & Behrens, T. E. J. (2012). Mechanisms underlying cortical activity during value-guided choice. Nat Neurosci, 15(3), 470-476. doi:

Behrens, T. E. J., Hunt, L. T., Woolrich, M. W., & Rushworth, M. F. S. (2008). Associative learning of social value. Nature, 456(7219), 245-249. doi:

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