Affiliation: University of Cambridge
- 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 themDean 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...
- From threat to fear: the neural organization of defensive fear systems in humansDean Mobbs
Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, London WC1 3BG, United Kingdom
J Neurosci 29:12236-43. 2009....
- Choking on the money: reward-based performance decrements are associated with midbrain activityDean 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...
- A key role for similarity in vicarious rewardDean 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...
- When fear is near: threat imminence elicits prefrontal-periaqueductal gray shifts in humansDean 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...
- Insula and striatum mediate the default biasRongjun 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...
- Training the emotional brain: improving affective control through emotional working memory trainingSusanne 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...
- Differential neural circuitry and self-interest in real vs hypothetical moral decisionsOriel 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...
- Neural activity associated with monitoring the oscillating threat value of a tarantulaDean 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...
- Alexithymia decreases altruism in real social decisionsOriel FeldmanHall
Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Cortex 49:899-904. 2013....
- Reflected glory and failure: the role of the medial prefrontal cortex and ventral striatum in self vs other relevance during advice-giving outcomesDean Mobbs
Columbia University, Department of Psychology, 406 Schermerhorn Hall, 1190 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027, USA, Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, CB2 7EF, UK
Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 10:1323-8. 2015..One explanation for these findings is that the MPFC monitors self-relevant social information, while the ventral striatum is active when others accept advice and when their success leads to reflected glory...
- The Kuleshov Effect: the influence of contextual framing on emotional attributionsDean 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...
- Empathic concern drives costly altruismOriel FeldmanHall
Medical Research Council, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge CB2 7EF, UK Electronic address
Neuroimage 105:347-56. 2015..Together, this data helps identify the behavioral and neural mechanisms motivating costly altruism, while demonstrating that individual differences in empathic concern-related brain responses can predict real prosocial choice...
- Foraging under competition: the neural basis of input-matching in humansDean 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...
- Deconstructing the brain's moral network: dissociable functionality between the temporoparietal junction and ventro-medial prefrontal cortexOriel 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. ..
- What we say and what we do: the relationship between real and hypothetical moral choicesOriel 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...
- Law, responsibility, and the brainDean Mobbs
Welcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, London, United Kingdom
PLoS Biol 5:e103. 2007