Dr Deborah Talmi PhD
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- Telephone: +44 (0)161 275 1968
Room 1.28 Zochonis, first floor; turn right from the stairwell and through the double doors.
I serve as the programme director for the joing honours course in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology.
Please visit my lab webpage for informatio on my team, our research and how you can get involved.
Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies
The core of my research is the emotional value of the events that we experience. How can we measure and quantify this value? What factors influence it? How does our brain compute emotional value?
My research also aims to understand the interaction between emotion and cognition (thinking, paying attention, relating things to each other). How does cognition influence emotion? How does emotion influence cognition? I focus on two cognitive domains: memory and decision making.
Emotional events are remembered better than neutral ones. What is the underlying brain mechanism that allows for this important adaptive effect? Does this effect depend on the way we think about the event, and how much attention we pay to it? Or is emotional memory depend solely on how strongly aroused we are?
How do we decide between two choice options - one that we desire, and one that is optimal one given some other considerations? For example, a mountain climber might ignore her desire to rest in order to reach the peak. Or a dieter may quench his desire for chocolate cake. In my research I ask how the brain trades off costs and benefits to decide between conflicting courses of action.
Deborah is still building up her research group. If you are interested in a PhD or a postdoc opportunity please contact her directly.
How do we carry out experiments to answer our research questions? At the lab we use a mix of cognitive neuroscience methods, including experimental psychology, neuroimaging (funciontal Magnetic Resonance Imaging - fMRI, Electroencephalography - EEG), and psychophysiological recordings (Skin Conductance Response).
2nd year: Cognitive Neuroscience
3rd year: Emotion (module leader)
Mres: Advanced research methods (Psychophysiological measures)
Cognitive Brain Imaging Mres: Cognitive and social neuroscience (module leader)
- Began my higher education as a student in the Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students at Tel Aviv University, Israel.
- Completed an M.A. in cognitive psychology at that university under the supervision of Yonatan Goshen-Gottstein, focusing on memory, specifically on the distinction between short- and long-term memory.
- Completed a Ph.D. with Morris Moscovitch at the University of Toronto, Canada, investigated how cognitive mechanisms enhance memory for emotional material.
- Further training with Ray Dolan and Chris Frith as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging in UCL, I worked on emotional valuation and emotional biases on decision making.
- Joined Manchester as a lecturer in 2009.
M.A. in Psychology (Tel Aviv University)
Ph.D. in Psychology (University of Toronto)
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Talmi, D., & Barnacle, G. (2015).Emotionally arousing context modulates the ERP correlates of neutral picture processing: An ERP test of the 'Glutamate Amplifies Noradrenergic Effects (GANE)' model.Behavioural Brain Research.
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Talmi, D., Caplan, J. B., Richards, B., & Moscovitch, M. (2015).Long-term recency in anterograde amnesia. PLOS one.Unknown Journal, 10(6), e0124084..
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Talmi, D., Maehr, A. M., Watts, G. R., & Hanratty, J. (2015).Emotional response to images of wind turbines: A psychophysiological study of their visual impact on the landscape.Landscape and Urban Planning, 142, 71-79.
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Lindner, O. C., Phillips, B., McCabe, M. G., Mayes, A., Wearden, A., Varese, F., & Talmi, D. (2014).A meta-analysis of cognitive impairment following adult cancer chemotherapy. Neuropsychology, 28(5), 726-740. DOI:10.1037/neu0000064
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Talmi, D., Atkinson, R., & El-Deredy, W. (2013).The Feedback-Related Negativity signals salience prediction errors, not reward prediction errors (in-press). Journal of Neuroscience, 33(19), 8264-8269.
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Talmi, D., Atkinson, R., & El-Deredy, W. (2013).The feedback-related negativity signals salience prediction errors, not reward prediction errors. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(19), 8264-8269. DOI:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5695-12.2013
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Talmi, D., Ziegler, M., Hawksworth, J., Lalani, S., Herman, C. P., & Moscovitch, M. (2013).Emotional stimuli exert parallel effects on attention and memory. Cognition and Emotion, 27(3), 530-538. DOI:10.1080/02699931.2012.722527
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Park, S. Q., Kahnt, T., Talmi, D., Rieskamp, J., Dolan, R. J., & Heekeren, H. R. (2012).Adaptive coding of reward prediction errors is gated by striatal coupling. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(11), 4285-4289. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1119969109
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Talmi, D., & McGarry, L. M. (2012).Accounting for immediate emotional memory enhancement. Journal of Memory and Language, 66(1), 93-108. DOI:10.1016/j.jml.2011.07.009
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Talmi, D., & Pine, A. (2012).How costs influence decision values for mixed outcomes. Frontiers in Neuroscience, [Article 146]. DOI:10.3389/fnins.2012.00146
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Talmi, D., Fuentemilla, L., Litvak, V., Duzel, E., & Dolan, R. J. (2012).An MEG signature corresponding to an axiomatic model of reward prediction error. NeuroImage, 59(1), 635-645. DOI:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.06.051
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Todd, R. M., Talmi, D., Schmitz, T. W., Susskind, J., & Anderson, A. K. (2012).Psychophysical and neural evidence for emotion-enhanced perceptual vividness. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(33), 11201-11212. DOI:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0155-12.2012
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Bach, D. R., Talmi, D., Hurlemann, R., Patin, A., & Dolan, R. J. (2011).Automatic relevance detection in the absence of a functional amygdala. Neuropsychologia, 49(5), 1302-1305. DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.02.032
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Guitart-Masip, M., Talmi, D., & Dolan, R. (2010).Conditioned associations and economic decision biases. NeuroImage, 53(1), 206-214. DOI:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.06.021
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Kurniawan, I. T., Seymour, B., Talmi, D., Yoshida, W., Chater, N., & Dolan, R. J. (2010).Choosing to make an effort: The role of striatum in signaling physical effort of a chosen action. Journal of Neurophysiology, 104(1), 313-321. DOI:10.1152/jn.00027.2010
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Talmi, D., Hurlemann, R., Patin, A., & Dolan, R. J. (2010).Framing effect following bilateral amygdala lesion. Neuropsychologia, 48(6), 1823-1827. DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.03.005
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Talmi, D., Dayan, P., Kiebel, S. J., Frith, C. D., & Dolan, R. J. (2009).How humans integrate the prospects of pain and reward during choice. Journal of Neuroscience, 29(46), 14617-14626. DOI:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2026-09.2009
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Talmi, D., Anderson, A. K., Riggs, L., Caplan, J. B., & Moscovitch, M. (2008).Immediate memory consequences of the effect of emotion on attention to pictures. Learning and Memory, 15(3), 172-182. DOI:10.1101/lm.722908
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Talmi, D., Seymour, B., Dayan, P., & Dolan, R. J. (2008).Human pavlovian-instrumental transfer. Journal of Neuroscience, 28(2), 360-368. DOI:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4028-07.2008
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Talmi, D., Luk, B. T. C., McGarry, L. M., & Moscovitch, M. (2007).The contribution of relatedness and distinctiveness to emotionally-enhanced memory. Journal of Memory and Language, 56(4), 555-574. DOI:10.1016/j.jml.2007.01.002
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Talmi, D., Schimmack, U., Paterson, T., & Moscovitch, M. (2007).The role of attention and relatedness in emotionally enhanced memory. Emotion, 7(1), 89-102. DOI:10.1037/1528-3518.104.22.168
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Talmi, D., & Frith, C. (2007).Neurobiology: Feeling right about doing right. Nature, 446(7138), 865-866. DOI:10.1038/446865a
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Talmi, D., & Goshen-Gottstein, Y. (2006).The long-term recency effect in recognition memory. Memory, 14(4), 424-436. DOI:10.1080/09658210500426623
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Pigram, M., Talmi, D., Grady, C. L., Goshen-Gottstein, Y., & Moscovitch, M. (2005).Neuroimaging the serial position curve: A test of single-store versus dual-store models. Psychological Science, 16(9), 716-723. DOI:10.1111/j.1467-9280.2005.01601.x