Sam Hall-McMaster

Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research

Curriculum Vitae

  • B.Sc.(Hons) in Neuroscience, 2015, University of Otago
  • D.Phil. in Experimental Psychology, 2020, University of Oxford
  • Since 2020, Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany

Research interests

  • Motivational influences on cognitive control and decision making
  • Reward-driven changes in neural activity supporting flexible behaviour
  • Reinstatement of neural codes for generalising behaviour to new situations

Selected publications

Hall-McMaster, S., Muhle-Karbe, P.S., Myers, N.E.*, & Stokes, M.G.* (2019). Reward boosts neural coding of task rules to optimise cognitive flexibility. Journal of Neuroscience, 39(43), 8549-8561. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0631-19.2019

Hall-McMaster, S., & Luyckx, F. (2019). Revisiting foraging approaches in neuroscience. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 19(2), 225-230. doi:10.3758/s13415-018-00682-z

Hall-McMaster, S., Millar, J., Ruan, M., & Ward, R. D. (2017). Medial Orbitofrontal cortex modulates associative learning between environmental cues and reward probability. Behavioral Neuroscience, 131(1), 1-10. doi:10.1037/bne0000178

* equal contribution

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