Sussex Neuroscience

Dr Dan Campbell-Meiklejohn

Dan Campbell-MeiklejohnNeural and Cognitive Models of Social Decisions

In the Social Decision Lab we are interested to understand decisions that are influenced by our social environment or impact our social environment. Projects explore topics such as conformity, altruism, strategy, metacognition, and communication. In our explorations, we focus on concrete social problems so that our research on basic mechanisms of social behaviour have maximum potential social impact. Methods in the lab include neuroimgaging, psychophysiology, psychopharmacology, computational modelling of learning and choice, as well as extensive behavioural testing. We also do some work in the social behaviour and cognition of clinical populations.

Rotation projects will vary year to year with the focus of the lab, funding, and established set ups. For a PhD in the lab, we will explore your interests, the goals of the lab and methods available to create an interesting and satisfying project with view toward high quality and high-impact publications. Get in touch to meet up. I will be happy to chat about potential projects and the lab in general.

Selected references

(For a full list of publications and more details about the lab, see the Social Decision Lab homepage.)

Campbell-Meiklejohn D, Simonsen A, Frith CD & Daw ND. Independent Neural Computation of Value from Other People's Confidence, Journal of Neuroscience, 18 January 2017, 37 (3) 673-684.

Tobler, Philippe N, Preller, Katrin H, Campbell-Meiklejohn, Daniel K, Kirschner, Matthias, Kraehenmann, Rainer, Stämpfli, Philipp, Herdener, Marcus, Seifritz, Erich and Quednow, Boris B (2016) Shared neural basis of social and non-social reward deficits in chronic cocaine users. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 11 (6). pp. 1017-1025. ISSN 1749-5024

Simonsen A, Wohlert V, Gjerløff T, Scheel-Kruger J, Roepstorff A, Møller, A, Frith CD, Campbell- Meiklejohn, DK. (2014). Serotoninergic Effects on Judgments and Social Learning of Trustworthiness. Psychopharmacology, July 2014, Volume 231, Issue 14, pp 2759-2769.

Campbell-Meiklejohn DK, Simonsen A, Jensen M, Wohlert V, Gjerløff T, Scheel-Kruger J, Møller A, Frith CD, Roepstorff A (2012). Modulation of Social Influence by Methylphenidate, Neuropsychpharmacology, 37, 1517-1525

Campbell-Meiklejohn DK, Kanai R, Baharami B, Bach DR, Dolan RJ, Roepstorff A, & Frith CD. (2012). Structure of orbitofrontal cortex predicts social influence. Current Biology, Feb 21;22(4):R123-4.