Dr Ben Seymour, Center for Information and Neural Networks, National Institute for Information and Communications Technology (NICT), 1-3 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan.

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 My lab addresses the computational and systems neuroscience of pain and aversive learning. This research is part theoretical: building realistic computational models of neuronal information processes to understand processes of pain perception and behaviour, and part experimental: testing these theories using a range of experimental methodologies, especially fMRI. Based on this understanding, my research aims to develop new technology-based therapies for treating pain in clinical populations, and aid rehabiliation for patients recovering from neurological injury.

My interests include:

  • Reinforcement learning models of aversive learning.
  • Signal processing models of pain and temperature perception.
  • Development of body-machine and brain-machine applications for chronic pain.
  • Brain-immune interactions following injury.

I am based at the Computational and Biological Learning Lab at Cambridge University, UK. Currently I am visiting the Center for Information and Neural Networks and the Immunology Frontier Research Center in Japan. I am an honorary consultant neurologist at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.