Vincent, Benjamin


  • United Kingdom

  • 439 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

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

49 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
Delay Discounting
Decision Making
1 Citation (Scopus)
213 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
Decision making
Design optimization
16 Citations (Scopus)
123 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
Cognitive Science
Statistical Models
9 Citations (Scopus)
261 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

Bayesian Model
Bayesian Modeling
Bayesian inference
Research Personnel


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)


Activities 2012 2019

Subjective Probability, Utility, and Decision Making

Benjamin Vincent (Participant)
18 Aug 201922 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

External PhD examiner

Benjamin Vincent (Examiner)
14 Mar 2019

Activity: Examination typesExamination

Delay Discounting and Body Mass Index

Benjamin Vincent (Speaker)
21 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Bayesian methods in decision making research

Benjamin Vincent (Participant)
2 Mar 2018

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

Darren Rhodes

Benjamin Vincent (Host)
3 May 2018

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

Press / Media


Energy efficiency in sensory systems

Author: Vincent, B., 2003

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

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy