Dr Ben Seymour, Computational and Biological Learning Lab, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ


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. This research is part theoretical: building realistic 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. My research aims to develop new technology-based therapies for treating pain in clinical populations.

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.
  • Immune-brain interactions after injury.

I am a Wellcome Fellow at the Computational and Biological Learning Lab at Cambridge University, UK. Currently I am a PI at the Center for Information and Neural Networks (National institite of Information and Communiciations Technology) and ATR (Kyoto), and Professor at the Immunology Frontier Research Center in Japan. I am an honorary consultant neurologist at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.