Caroline Charpentier: PhD Student

I am currently a 3rd year PhD student at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, co-supervised by Jon Roiser and Tali Sharot. My PhD work investigates the relationship between emotion and decision-making, through the development of behavioural tasks combined with neuroimaging (fMRI) and computational modelling techniques. My specific projects so far have examined how people use their emotions to make decisions, and how decisions can be altered by external emotional cues, as well as potential implications for resilience to anxiety. A new line of research I have recently started working on is the neuroscience of information-seeking and how positive versus negative emotional contexts can influence our decisions to seek or avoid information. I am funded by a UCL Grand Challenge Studentship.

Contact: caroline.charpentier.11 (at) (email)


Charpentier, C., Moutsiana, C., Garrett, N. & Sharot, T. (2014) The Brain’s Temporal Dynamics from a Collective Decision to Individual ActionJournal of Neuroscience, 34(17): 5816-5823.