Vincent, Benjamin


  • United Kingdom

  • 456 Citations
  • 11 h-Index

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Personal profile


I graduated from the University of Sussex in 2000 with a BSc (First Class with honours) in Neuroscience. I continued my doctoral studies there under the supervision of Roland Baddeley and obtained my DPhil in Computational Neuroscience in early 2004. After that I started a postdoc with Tom Troscianko and Iain Gilchrist at the University of Bristol. I took up the post of lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Dundee in 2007.


How do we decide what to believe and what should we do about it? I am interested in using Bayesian Decision Theory to gain insight into: visual processing and attention, how we search for items of interest, how we utilise information, how we combine expectations with observations, and how we make decisions. I am particularly interested in behaviours that diverge from normative-rational predictions, and why this might be the case.

For more information, please visit Ben Vincent's personal lab website.


  • Cognitive Psychology (Level 3)
  • Decision Making (Level 4, and MSc)
  • Research Foundations (MSc)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sussex

Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

Bachelor of Science, University of Sussex

Award Date: 1 Jan 2000

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Research Output

Temporal discounting does not influence body mass index

Veillard, M. L. & Vincent, B. T., 1 Jul 2020, In : Physiology & Behavior. 221, p. 1-12 12 p., 112893.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • The case of muddled units in temporal discounting

    Vincent, B. T. & Stewart, N., May 2020, In : Cognition. 198, p. 1-11 11 p., 104203.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 34 Downloads (Pure)

    Hunger increases delay discounting of food and non-food rewards

    Skrynka, J. & Vincent, B., Oct 2019, In : Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 26, 5, p. 1729-1737 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    86 Downloads (Pure)

    Fewer statistical tests … or better ones?

    May, K. A. & Vincent, B. T., 1 Jan 2017, In : Perception. 46, 1, p. 3-5 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    251 Downloads (Pure)
  • Prizes

    My student (Jordan Skrynka) was Global Winner of The Undergraduate Awards, Psychology category

    Jordan Skrynka (Recipient) & Vincent, Benjamin (Recipient), Oct 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Activities

    Delay discounting and body mass index

    Benjamin Vincent (Speaker)

    5 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    External PhD examiner

    Benjamin Vincent (Examiner)

    14 Mar 2019

    Activity: Examination typesExamination

    Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making

    Benjamin Vincent (Participant)

    18 Aug 201922 Aug 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Delay Discounting and Body Mass Index

    Benjamin Vincent (Speaker)

    21 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    External PhD examiner

    Benjamin Vincent (Examiner)

    16 Feb 2018

    Activity: Examination typesExamination

    Press / Media


    Energy efficiency in sensory systems

    Author: Vincent, B., 2003

    Supervisor: Baddeley, R. J. (External person) (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy