Angela C. Roberts, Ph.D.

Angela C. Roberts, Ph.D.

Angela C. Roberts, Ph.D.
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2020 Goldman-Rakic Prize for Cognitive Neuroscience Research

Angela C. Roberts, Ph.D.

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Professor, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience

Girton College, University of Cambridge

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2020 Goldman-Rakic Prize for Cognitive Neuroscience Research

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Dr. Angela Roberts is interested in the brain networks underlying cognitive and emotional behaviour. In particular, her research focuses on the executive control functions of the prefrontal cortex and related brain structures, including the basal ganglia and the amygdala, and the modulation of these circuits by the monoamines. The experimental approach combines neural, pharmacological, cardiovascular, neuroimaging and genetic techniques with sophisticated cognitive and emotional testing procedures. Since many of the behavioural tests that we use can also be administered to patients, our results directly extrapolate to the clinical setting. The research is currently funded by the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust.

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