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Robb Rutledge

Robb Rutledge

robb [dot] rutledge [at] ucl [dot] ac [dot] uk


  • PhD in Neural Science, 2010, New York University, USA
  • BSc in Biology with Honors, 2002, California Institute of Technology, USA



  • Developing computational models to understand decision making, learning, and subjective feelings
  • Examining the underlying neural mechanisms using fMRI, pharmacology, and electrophysiology in healthy and depressed subjects




  • Rutledge, R.B., Moutoussis, M., Smittenaar, P., Zeidman, P., Taylor, T., Hrynkiewicz, L., Lam, J., Skandali, N., Siegel, J.Z., Ousdal, O.T., Prabhu, G., Dayan, P., Fonagy, P. & Dolan, R.J. (2017) Association of neural and emotional impacts of reward prediction errors with major depression. JAMA Psychiatry 74, 1-8.
  • Rutledge, R.B., de Berker, A.O., Espenhahn, S., Dayan, P. & Dolan, R.J. (2016) The social contingency of momentary subjective well-being. Nature Communications 7, 11825. 
  • Rutledge, R.B., Smittenaar, P., Zeidman, P., Brown, H.R., Adams, R.A., Lindenberger, U., Dayan, P. & Dolan, R.J. (2016) Risk taking for potential rewards decreases across the lifespan. Current Biology 26, 1-6. 
  • Rutledge, R.B., Skandali, N., Dayan, P. & Dolan, R.J. (2015) Dopaminergic modulation of decision making and subjective well-being. Journal of Neuroscience 35, 9811-9822.
  • Rutledge, R.B., Skandali, N., Dayan, P. & Dolan, R.J. (2014) A computational and neural model of momentary subjective well-being. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 111, 12252-12257.


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