Jo Cutler

Jo Cutler

Postdoc in Social Neuroscience

University of Birmingham

Biography

Jo is a Postdoc in the Social Decision Neuroscience Lab with Dr Patricia Lockwood at the University of Birmingham. Her research uses techniques from neuroscience and physiology to understand prosocial decisions and charitable giving. Jo is interested in why people are prosocial, which situations make people more prosocial, and how prosocial decisions change across the lifespan.

Interests
  • Prosocial behaviour
  • fMRI
  • Computational modelling
Education
  • PhD in Psychology, 2019

    The University of Sussex

  • MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience, 2016

    The University of Sussex

  • BSc in Psychology, 2015

    The University of Leeds

Recent Publications

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(2021). Ageing is associated with disrupted reinforcement learning whilst learning to help others is preserved. Nature Communications.

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(2021). Oxytocin modulates neurocomputational mechanisms underlying prosocial reinforcement learning.

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(2021). Selective effects of serotonin on choices to gather more information. Journal of Psychopharmacology.

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(2021). A feature-based network analysis and fMRI meta-analysis reveal three distinct types of prosocial decisions. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

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(2020). Resilience during uncertainty? Greater social connectedness during COVID‐19 lockdown is associated with reduced distress and fatigue. British Journal of Health Psychology.

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