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Dr Mike Aitken

Dr Mike Aitken

University Senior Lecturer

Director of Undergraduate Teaching

Deputy Director of Education, School of Biological Sciences

College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Psychology, Selwyn College

External DoS for Robinson (PBS) and Corpus Christi (NST II)

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 3 33576 (Department) / +44 (0)1223 3 35885 (Selwyn Office)


  • categorisation
  • associative theory
  • statistics
  • judgments
  • decision-making
  • impulsivity
  • causal inference
  • fMRI analysis
  • neuropsychological testing
  • learning
  • gambling

Key Publications

Corlett PR, Murray GK, Honey GD, Aitken MR, Shanks DR, Robbins TW, Bullmore ET, Dickinson A, Fletcher PC (2007). “Disrupted prediction-error signal in psychosis: evidence for an associative account of delusions.” Brain 130(Pt 9):2387-400 Details

Corlett PR, Honey GD, Aitken MR, Dickinson A, Shanks DR, Absalom AR, Lee M, Pomarol-Clotet E, Murray GK, McKenna PJ, Robbins TW, Bullmore ET,  Fletcher PC (2006). “Frontal responses during learning predict vulnerability to the psychotogenic effects of ketamine- linking cognition brain activity and psychosis” Arch Gen Psychiatry 63(6):611-21 Details

Aitken MR,  Dickinson A (2005). “Simulations of a modified SOP model applied to retrospective revaluation of human causal learning” Learning and Behavior 33:147-159 Details

Corlett PR, Aitken MR, DickinsonA, Shanks DR, Honey G, Honey R, Robbins TW, Bullmore ET,  Fletcher PC (2004). “Prediction Error during Retrospective Revaluation of Causal Associations in Humans - fMRI Evidence in Favor of an Associative Model of Learning” Neuron 44:1-20