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31. Rutledge RB, Moutoussis M, Smittenaar P, Zeidman P, Taylor T, Hrynkiewicz L, Lam J, Skandali N, Siegel JZ, Ousdal OT, Prabhu G, Dayan P, Fonagy P, Dolan RJ. (2017) Association of neural and emotional impacts of reward prediction errors with major depression. JAMA Psychiatry 74, 1-8. [Abstract] [PDF] [Supplemental] [Commentary]


30. Rutledge RB*, de Berker AO*, Espenhahn S, Dayan P, Dolan RJ (2016) The social contingency of momentary subjective well-being. Nature Communications 7, 11825. [Abstract] [PDF]

Press: UCL press releaseDaily Mail (UK), Wired UK, Discover (US), Focus (Italy), ABC (Spain), Business Standard (India), Times of India.

29. Rutledge RB, Smittenaar P, Zeidman P, Brown HR, Adams RA, Lindenberger U, Dayan P, Dolan RJ (2016) Risk taking for potential rewards decreases across the lifespan. Current Biology 26, 1-6. [Abstract] [PDF] [Supplemental] [Commentary]

Press: UCL press release, Daily Mail (UK), Forbes (USA), Medical Daily, Science Daily, ABC (Spain), Times of India (India).

28. Rutledge RB, Adams RA (2016) Computational psychiatry. In Computational Models of Brain and Behavior, Wiley-Blackwell, in press. [PDF]

27. Eldar E*, Rutledge RB*, Dolan RJ, Niv Y (2016) Mood as a representation of momentum. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 20, 14-24.  [Abstract] [PDF] [Supplemental]

Press: UCL press releaseTelegraph (UK), Wired UKDaily MailHuffington Post (USA), Die Welt (Germany), Observador (Portugal), ABC News (Australia).

26. Rigoli F, Rutledge RB, Chew B, Ousdal OT, Dayan P, Dolan RJ (2016) Dopamine increases a value-independent gambling propensity. Neuropsychopharmacology 41, 2658-2667. [Abstract] [PDF]

25. Hunt LT, Rutledge RB, Malalasekera WMN, Kennerley SW, Dolan RJ (2016) Approach-induced biases in human information sampling. PLoS Biology 14, e2000638. [Abstract] [PDF]

24. de Berker AO*, Tirole M*, Rutledge RB, Cross GF, Dolan RJ, Bestmann S (2016) Acute stress selectively impairs learning to act. Scientific Reports 6, 29816. [Abstract] [PDF]

23. Stenner M-P*, Durschmid S*, Rutledge RB, Zaehle T, Schmitt FC, Kaufmann J, Voges J, Heinze H-J, Dolan RJ, Schoenfeld A (2016) Peri-movement decrease of alpha-/beta-oscillations in the human nucleus accumbens. Journal of Neurophysiology. [Abstract]  [PDF]

22. Hertz U, Kelly M, Rutledge RB, Winston J, Wright N, Dolan RJ, Bahrami B (2016) Oxytocin effect on collective decision making: a randomized placebo controlled study. PLoS ONE 11, e0153352. [Abstract] [PDF]

21. de Berker AO, Rutledge RB, Mathys C, Marshall L, Cross GF, Dolan RJ, Bestmann S (2016) Computations of uncertainty mediate acute stress responses in humans. Nature Communications 7, 10996. [Abstract] [PDF] [Supplemental]

Press: UCL press releaseThe Guardian (UK), TelegraphDaily MailWired UKThe TimesTIME (USA), ForbesWashington PostNBC TodayHuffington PostDiscovery NewsLenta (Russia), Helsingin Sanomat (Finland), Business Standard (India), Times of IndiaJapan Times (Japan), Daily Nation (Kenya), The New Age (South Africa), Beritagar (Indonesia), Bangkok Post (Thailand).

20. Rigoli F, Rutledge RB, Dayan P, Dolan RJ (2016) The influence of contextual reward statistics on risk preference. NeuroImage 128, 74-84. [Abstract] [PDF]

19. Lazzaro SC, Rutledge RB, Burghart DR, Glimcher PW (2016) The impact of menstrual cycle phase on economic choice and rationality. PLoS ONE 11, e0144080. [Abstract] [PDF]


18. Rutledge RB, Skandali N, Dayan P, Dolan RJ (2015) Dopaminergic modulation of decision making and subjective well-being. Journal of Neuroscience 35, 9811-9822. [Abstract] [PDF]

Press: UCL press releaseJournal of Neuroscience press releaseThe Independent (UK), Medical Daily (USA), Spektrum der Wissenschaft (Germany).

17. Stenner M-P*, Rutledge RB*, Zaehle T, Schmitt FC, Kopitziki K, Kowski AB, Voges J, Heinze H-J, Dolan RJ (2015) No unified reward prediction error signal in local field potentials from the human nucleus accumbens. Journal of Neurophysiology 114, 781-792. [Abstract] [PDF]

16. Smittenaar P, Rutledge RB, Zeidman P, Adams RA, Brown HR, Lewis G, Dolan RJ (2015) Proactive and reactive response inhibition across the lifespan. PLoS ONE 10, e0140383. [Abstract] [PDF]

15. Stenner M-P, Litvak V, Rutledge RB, Zaehle T, Schmitt FC, Voges J, Heinze H-J, Dolan RJ (2015) Cortical drive of low-frequency oscillations in the human nucleus accumbens during action selection. Journal of Neurophysiology 114, 29-39. [Abstract] [PDF]

14. McNab F, Zeidman P, Rutledge RB, Smittenaar P, Brown HR, Adams RA, Dolan RJ (2015) Age-related changes in working memory and the ability to ignore distraction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112, 6515-6518. [Abstract] [PDF]

Press: Daily Mail (UK), The Conversation.


13. Rutledge RB, Skandali N, Dayan P, Dolan RJ (2014) A neural and computational model of momentary subjective well-being. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 111, 12252-12257. [Abstract] [PDF] [PDF+Supplemental]

Press: UCL press releaseBBC News (UK), TelegraphThe GuardianThe ConversationTime (USA), DiscoverNBC TodayBusinessweekThe AtlanticWashington PostNew York TimesForbesNPRPsychology TodayNational Post (Canada), The Globe and MailLe Point (France), La Vanguardia (Spain), Corriere della Sera (Italy), La Tercera (Chile), El Economista (Mexico), Times of India (India), Helsingin Sanomat (Finland), Le Temps (Switzerland).

Our research was featured in Discover Magazine's top 100 science stories of 2014 (PDF) and Time Magazine's 100 New Scientific Discoveries of 2014 (PDF).

12. Vo K, Rutledge RB, Chatterjee A, Kable JW (2014) Dorsal striatum is necessary for stimulus-value but not action-value learning in humans. Brain 137, 3129-3135. [Abstract] [PDF] [Supplemental] [Letter PDF] [Reply PDF]

11. de Berker AO, Rutledge RB (2014) A role for the human substantia nigra in reinforcement learning. Journal of Neuroscience 34, 12947-12949. [Article] [PDF]

10. Brown HR, Zeidman P, Smittenaar P, Adams RA, McNab F, Rutledge RB, Dolan RJ (2014) Crowdsourcing for cognitive science: the utility of smartphones. PLoS ONE 9, e100662. [Abstract] [PDF]

Press: Wellcome Trust press releaseWellcome Trust blog (2014), Wellcome Trust blog (2013), BBC News (UK), The GuardianTime Out LondonScience Translational Medicine.

Our app, The Great Brain Experiment, was named best overall smartphone game in the Wall Street Journal (USA).

9. Hart AS*, Rutledge RB*, Glimcher PW, Phillips PEM (2014) Phasic dopamine release in the rat nucleus accumbens symmetrically encodes a reward prediction error term. Journal of Neuroscience 34, 698-704. [Abstract] [PDF]

Before 2014

8. Webb R, Glimcher PW, Levy I, Lazzaro SC, Rutledge RB (2013) Neural random utility: relating cardinal neural observables to stochastic choice behaviour. SSRN 2143215. [Abstract] [PDF]

7. Levy I*, Lazzaro SC*, Rutledge RB, Glimcher PW (2011) Choice from non-choice: predicting consumer preferences from blood oxygenation level-dependent signals obtained during passive viewing. Journal of Neuroscience 31, 118-125. [Abstract] [PDF] [Supplemental]

6. Rutledge RB, Dean M, Caplin A, Glimcher PW (2010) Testing the reward prediction error hypothesis with an axiomatic model. Journal of Neuroscience 30, 13525-13536. [Abstract] [PDF] [Supplemental]

5. Caplin A, Dean M, Glimcher PW, Rutledge RB (2010) Measuring beliefs and rewards: a neuroeconomic approach. Quarterly Journal of Economics 125, 923-960. [Abstract] [PDF]

4. Rutledge RB, Lazzaro SC, Lau B, Myers CE, Gluck MA, Glimcher PW (2009) Dopaminergic drugs modulate learning rates and perseveration in Parkinson's patients in a dynamic foraging task. Journal of Neuroscience 29, 15104-15114. [Abstract] [PDF] [Supplemental]

3. Kayser M, Brauer S, Cordaux R, Casto A, Lao O, Zhivotovsky LA, Moyse-Faurie C, Rutledge RB, Schiefenhoevel W, Gil D, Lin AA, Underhill PA, Oefner PJ, Trent RJ, Stoneking M (2006) Melanesian and Asian origins of Polynesians: mtDNA and Y-chromosome gradients across the Pacific. Molecular Biology and Evolution 23, 2234-2244. [Abstract] [PDF]

2. Hunt GR, Rutledge RB, Gray RD (2006) The right tool for the job: what strategy do wild New Caledonian crows use? Animal Cognition 9, 307-316. [Abstract] [PDF]

1. Rutledge R, Hunt GR (2004) Lateralized tool use in wild New Caledonian crows. Animal Behaviour 67, 327-332. [Abstract] [PDF]