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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Ben Seymour

Group Leader (Cambridge, Japan)

Ben is neurologist and neuroscientist, who's primary research aims to understand how pain is processed in the human brain by using a combination of theoretical and experimental methods. The goal is to use this knowledge to design new types of (technology-based) treatment for patients who suffer from pain - the commonest cause of disability worldwide.

Ben funded by the Wellcome Trust (UK)


Agnes Norbury

Post-doctoral researcher (Cambridge)

Agnes joined the lab in April 2016, having been a PhD student with Jon Roiser and Masud Husain at UCL. She studies the computational neuroscience of aversive learning, and develops models of how these underlying processes might give rise to pathological states such as chronic pain and depression.



Masaki Maruyama

Assistant Professor (Japan)


Masaki's main research interest is theoretical neuroscience, computational modelling and data analysis, and resting state fMRI. He is joining us from ATR, and is part of our Japan-based iFReC research program into models of injury and brain - immune interactions.


Hiro Mano

Post-doctoral Researcher (Cambridge)

Hiro's main research interests are the mechanisms of pain perception in the brain and its physiological effects in the autonomic nervous system. He is also interested in understanding the therapeutic effects of physical therapies such as transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and transcranial magnetic stimulation. His background is in imaging technology and engineering, having joined us from Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute (ATR) in 2012. He works jointly at CiNet (Japan) and Cambridge.


Suyi Zhang

PhD Student (Cambridge)


Suyi's main research interest is in reinforcement learning and neuro-engineering. She currently studies models of relief conditioning using multi-modal physiological recording and fMRI decoding. Her background is in biomedical engineering. She is now doing her PhD at CBL, Cambridge.


Tristan Nakagawa

Post-doctoral researcher (Japan)

Tristan's main research interest is computational modelling and data analysis of ongoing functional connectivity data in rest and task MEG. He is joining us from Barcelona, and will be part of our Japan-based iFReC research program into models of injury and brain - immune interactions


Jenessa Lancaster

Research Asssitant (Japan)

Jenessa is a Research Assistant based primarily at ATR, Kyoto. She does research into EEG-based BMI and wearable sensors and neurofeedback. She joined us from Arizona University in September 2014, with a background in biomedical engineering.


Gopal Kotecha

Student Researcher (Cambridge)

Gopal is a medical student at Cambridge University with a research interest is in machine-learning based brain connectivity modeling and chronic pain. His background is engineering and medicine.




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