Vincent, Benjamin

Dr

  • United Kingdom

  • 424 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
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Personal profile

Biography

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.

Research

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.

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Teaching

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

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sussex

Bachelor of Science, University of Sussex

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Reward Medicine & Life Sciences
Saccades Medicine & Life Sciences
Statistical Models Medicine & Life Sciences
Tenascin Medicine & Life Sciences
Hunger Medicine & Life Sciences
Retinal Ganglion Cells Medicine & Life Sciences
Human Mammary Glands Medicine & Life Sciences
Research Personnel Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2003 2019

11 Downloads (Pure)

Hunger increases delay discounting of food and non-food rewards

Skrynka, J. & Vincent, B., 13 Sep 2019, In : Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Hunger
Reward
Food
Delay Discounting
Decision Making
1 Citation (Scopus)
182 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
File
Experiments
Decision making
Economics
Design optimization
13 Citations (Scopus)
90 Downloads (Pure)

Hierarchical Bayesian estimation and hypothesis testing for delay discounting tasks

Vincent, B. T., Dec 2016, In : Behavior Research Methods. 48, 4, p. 1608-1620 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Reward
Cognitive Science
Statistical Models
Software
Economics
7 Citations (Scopus)
191 Downloads (Pure)

A tutorial on Bayesian models of perception

Vincent, B. T., Jun 2015, In : Journal of Mathematical Psychology. 66, p. 103-114 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File
Bayesian Model
Bayesian Modeling
Appeal
Bayesian inference
Research Personnel

Prizes

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

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

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Jordan
Students
Psychology

Activities 2012 2019

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

Predictive Processing: Reconstructing the mind?

Benjamin Vincent (Participant)
11 Jan 201812 Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

External PhD examiner

Benjamin Vincent (Examiner)
16 Feb 2018

Activity: Examination typesExamination

Some food now, or more later?

Benjamin Vincent (Speaker)
1 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Thesis

Energy efficiency in sensory systems

Author: Vincent, B., 2003

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

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy