Caroline Charpentier: PhD Student

I am currently a final 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., De Martino, B., Sim, A.L., Sharot, T. & Roiser, J.P. (in press) Emotion-induced loss aversion and striatal-amygdala coupling in low anxious individuals, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Moutsiana, C., Charpentier, C., Garrett, N., Cohen, M.X. & Sharot, T. (2015) Human frontal-subcortical circuit and asymmetric belief updatingJournal of Neuroscience35(42): 14077-14085.

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.