Dean Mobbs

Summary

Affiliation: University of Cambridge
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc From threat to fear: the neural organization of defensive fear systems in humans
    Dean Mobbs
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, London WC1 3BG, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 29:12236-43. 2009
  2. pmc A key role for similarity in vicarious reward
    Dean Mobbs
    Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Medical Research Council MRC, Cambridge CB2 7EF, UK
    Science 324:900. 2009
  3. pmc Choking on the money: reward-based performance decrements are associated with midbrain activity
    Dean Mobbs
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Functional Imaging Laboratory, University College London, UK
    Psychol Sci 20:955-62. 2009
  4. doi request reprint There is nothing paranormal about near-death experiences: how neuroscience can explain seeing bright lights, meeting the dead, or being convinced you are one of them
    Dean Mobbs
    Medical Research Council, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge, CB2 7EF, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 15:447-9. 2011
  5. pmc When fear is near: threat imminence elicits prefrontal-periaqueductal gray shifts in humans
    Dean Mobbs
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Functional Imaging Laboratory, University College London, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Science 317:1079-83. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Insula and striatum mediate the default bias
    Rongjun Yu
    Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge CB2 7EF, UK
    J Neurosci 30:14702-7. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Training the emotional brain: improving affective control through emotional working memory training
    Susanne Schweizer
    Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, CB2 7EF, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 33:5301-11. 2013
  8. pmc Differential neural circuitry and self-interest in real vs hypothetical moral decisions
    Oriel FeldmanHall
    MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge CB2 7EF, UK
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 7:743-51. 2012
  9. pmc Neural activity associated with monitoring the oscillating threat value of a tarantula
    Dean Mobbs
    Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge CB2 7EF, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:20582-6. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Alexithymia decreases altruism in real social decisions
    Oriel FeldmanHall
    Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Cortex 49:899-904. 2013

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. pmc From threat to fear: the neural organization of defensive fear systems in humans
    Dean Mobbs
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, London WC1 3BG, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 29:12236-43. 2009
    ....
  2. pmc A key role for similarity in vicarious reward
    Dean Mobbs
    Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Medical Research Council MRC, Cambridge CB2 7EF, UK
    Science 324:900. 2009
    ..Our results support studies showing that similarity acts as a proximate neurobiological mechanism where prosocial behavior extends to unrelated strangers...
  3. pmc Choking on the money: reward-based performance decrements are associated with midbrain activity
    Dean Mobbs
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Functional Imaging Laboratory, University College London, UK
    Psychol Sci 20:955-62. 2009
    ..These data cast light on the neurobiological basis of choking under pressure and are consistent with overmotivation accounts...
  4. doi request reprint There is nothing paranormal about near-death experiences: how neuroscience can explain seeing bright lights, meeting the dead, or being convinced you are one of them
    Dean Mobbs
    Medical Research Council, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge, CB2 7EF, UK
    Trends Cogn Sci 15:447-9. 2011
    ..Instead, near-death experiences are the manifestation of normal brain function gone awry, during a traumatic, and sometimes harmless, event...
  5. pmc When fear is near: threat imminence elicits prefrontal-periaqueductal gray shifts in humans
    Dean Mobbs
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Functional Imaging Laboratory, University College London, London WC1N 3BG, UK
    Science 317:1079-83. 2007
    ..Our findings cast light on the neural dynamics of threat anticipation and have implications for the neurobiology of human anxiety-related disorders...
  6. doi request reprint Insula and striatum mediate the default bias
    Rongjun Yu
    Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge CB2 7EF, UK
    J Neurosci 30:14702-7. 2010
    ..Our findings highlight aversive processes in the insula as underlying the default bias and suggest that choosing the default may be rewarding in itself...
  7. doi request reprint Training the emotional brain: improving affective control through emotional working memory training
    Susanne Schweizer
    Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, CB2 7EF, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 33:5301-11. 2013
    ..The results have important implications for the utility of WM training in clinical, prevention, and occupational settings...
  8. pmc Differential neural circuitry and self-interest in real vs hypothetical moral decisions
    Oriel FeldmanHall
    MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge CB2 7EF, UK
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 7:743-51. 2012
    ..Together, these results reveal not only differential neural mechanisms for real and hypothetical moral decisions but also that the nature of real moral decisions can be predicted by dissociable networks within the PFC...
  9. pmc Neural activity associated with monitoring the oscillating threat value of a tarantula
    Dean Mobbs
    Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge CB2 7EF, United Kingdom
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:20582-6. 2010
    ..Our findings fractionate the neurobiological mechanisms associated with basic fear and potentially illuminate the perturbed reactions that characterize clinical phobias...
  10. doi request reprint Alexithymia decreases altruism in real social decisions
    Oriel FeldmanHall
    Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
    Cortex 49:899-904. 2013
    ....
  11. pmc The Kuleshov Effect: the influence of contextual framing on emotional attributions
    Dean Mobbs
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, Functional Imaging Laboratory, University College London, London, UK
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 1:95-106. 2006
    ..These prefrontal regions may act to guide appropriate choices across altering contexts. Together, these findings offer a neurobiological basis for contextual framing effects on social attributions...
  12. pmc Foraging under competition: the neural basis of input-matching in humans
    Dean Mobbs
    Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge CB2 2EF, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 33:9866-72. 2013
    ..Furthermore, we speculate that switching behaviors are related to individual differences in competition avoidance and reward drive...
  13. doi request reprint Deconstructing the brain's moral network: dissociable functionality between the temporoparietal junction and ventro-medial prefrontal cortex
    Oriel FeldmanHall
    Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge CB2 7EF, UK This research was supported by the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 9:297-306. 2014
    ..Together these results suggest that moral cognition is a dynamic process implemented by a distributed network that involves interacting, yet functionally dissociable networks. ..
  14. pmc What we say and what we do: the relationship between real and hypothetical moral choices
    Oriel FeldmanHall
    Cambridge University, Cambridge CB2 1TP, UK
    Cognition 123:434-41. 2012
    ..The findings also shed light on contextual factors that can alter how moral decisions are made, such as the salience of a personal gain...
  15. pmc Law, responsibility, and the brain
    Dean Mobbs
    Welcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Biol 5:e103. 2007