The Developmental Group at the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience focuses on the development of social cognition and decision-making in adolescence. Our research involves a variety of behavioural (psychophysics, eye-tracking, motion capture) and neuroimaging (MRI, fMRI and MEG) methods. We are based at the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in Queen Square, London, UK.

Group Leader: Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

Lab news

  • Many congratulations to Dr Kate Mills, who won the BNA's Postgraduate Award. Congratulations to Dr Kate Mills who has been awarded the BNA's Postgraduate Award 2015. Read her Q&A, which is published in the BNA Bulletin (Issue No. 76) below
    Posted 24 Aug 2016, 05:58 by Jovita Leung
  • Cait Griffin has joined the team Welcome to Cait Griffin who has joined the team on 1st July 2016 as a research assistant. She will be working on the MYRIAD project.
    Posted 11 Jul 2016, 02:11 by Jovita Leung
  • Stefano's new Plos Computational Biology paper Business Insider, Daily Mail and The Times have all written write ups of Dr Stefano Palminteri's new paper on the computational development of reinforcement learning during adolescence.Business ...
    Posted 21 Jun 2016, 11:12 by Jovita Leung
  • Jovita Leung has recently joined the team  Welcome to Jovita who has joined the team on 16th May 2016 as a new research assistant. She will be working on various projects including the MYRIAD study. 
    Posted 21 Jun 2016, 11:13 by Jovita Leung
  • Sarah-Jayne discussed early years learning and neuroplasticity BBC radio 4 Sarah-Jayne discussed early years learning and neuroplasticity on David Willetts' BBC radio 4 programme School of Thought:​http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06sggdk
    Posted 8 Jan 2016, 05:45 by Ashok Sakhardande
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