G. Elliott Wimmer

Learning Memory and Decision Lab

Medical Research Council Fellow

Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry & Ageing Research

Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging

University College London

10-12 Russell Square, London


e.wimmer (at) ucl.ac.uk

twitter: @gelliott_wimmer

CV (pdf with links to full-text of papers)



Selected publications

Wimmer, G.E., Liu, Y., McNamee, D.C., Dolan, R.J. (2023). Distinct replay signatures for prospective decision-making and memory preservation. PNAS.

Wimmer, G.E., Poldrack, R.A. (2021). Reward learning and working memory: effects of massed versus spaced training and post-learning delay period. Memory & Cognition.

Wimmer, G.E., Büchel, C. (2021). Reactivation of single-episode pain patterns in the hippocampus and decision making. Journal of Neuroscience, 41(37): 7894-7908.

Wimmer, G.E., Liu, Y., Vehar, N., Behrens, T.E.J., Dolan, R.J. (2020). Episodic memory retrieval success is associated with rapid replay of episode content. Nature Neuroscience, 23: 1025-1033.

Wimmer, G.E., Büchel, C. (2019). Learning of distant state predictions by the orbitofrontal cortex in humans. Nature Communications, 10:2554.

Braun, E.K., Wimmer, G.E., Shohamy, D. (2018). Retroactive and graded enhancement of memory by reward. Nature Communications, 9:4886.

Wimmer, G.E., Li, J.K., Gorgolewski, K.J., Poldrack, R.A. (2018). Reward learning over weeks versus minutes increases the neural representation of value in the human brain. Journal of Neuroscience, 38(35): 7649-7666.

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.

Shared data and resources

Open Science Framework




Positions and Education

Senior Research Fellow & Principal Investigator, 2021 to present          

Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing, University College London

Post-doctoral researcher, 2017-21, UCL

Post-doctoral researcher, 2016-2017, Department of Psychology, Stanford University

Post-doctoral researcher, 2013-2015, Department of Systems Neuroscience, University Medical Center Hamburg- Eppendorf

Ph.D., 2012, Psychology, Columbia University

B.A., 2005, Cognitive Science, University of California, Berkeley