Black and white photograph of Ben Scott.

Ben Scott

Assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences
Boston University

Benjamin Scott is assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at Boston University.  He obtained his B.A. in biology from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University, where he studied with David Tank and Carlos Brody.

Scott’s lab develops and applies new technologies to study the neural basis of cognition and complex learned behavior.  His work brings together high-throughput behavioral training and advanced techniques for imaging brain activity in order to identify and characterize the neural circuits involved in evidence-based decision-making.

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