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The Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience studies behaviour at a cellular level

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Experimental Psychology

We are engaged in groundbreaking studies that are investigating theoretically important questions and bringing their work to bear on society’s most pressing needs.

Our department consists of 30 internationally recognised scholars and a diverse graduate student population.

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Kate Jeffery: Studying the Sense of Direction

Prof Kate Jeffery is a neuroscientist researching how the brain makes an internal representation of space. Kate founded the “Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience” at UCL, a laboratory comprising several researchers who use physiological methods to study cognition. She studies how spatially sensitive neurons encode complex spaces, with a particular focus on two main issues: three dimensional space, and the internal “sense of direction”.


Sarah Jenkins

My research interests are based in the area of judgement and decision making. My current work is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between UCL and the British Geological Survey which examines how people understand probabilities, particularly with regards to environmental risk communications. Effectively communicating information about risk and uncertainty remains a challenge for the scientific community; the…

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