T. Rolls is at the Oxford Centre for Computational Neuroscience,
Oxford, and at the Department of Computer Science, University of
Warwick, UK, where he is a Professor in Computational Neuroscience, and
is focussing on full-time research. Edmund Rolls is also a
specially-appointed Professor at the Institute of Science and
Technology for Brain-Inspired Intelligence at Fudan University,
Before this, Edmund Rolls was Professor of Experimental Psychology at
The University of Oxford, and Fellow and Tutor in Psychology at Corpus
Christi College, Oxford (1973-2008; Vice President of Corpus Christi
Rolls read pre-clinical medicine at the University of Cambridge, and
was awarded the degree of M.A. in Natural Sciences with exemption from
the 2nd M.B.
He trained in neuroscience research at the University of
Oxford and was awarded the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (in
Experimental Psychology / Neuroscience).
Edmund Rolls was a Fellow by Examination at Magdalen College, Oxford (1969-1973).
He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science of the University of
Oxford in 1986; and an Honorary degree of Doctor of Science by the
Medical University of Toyama, Japan in 2005.
Edmund T. Rolls is a neuroscientist with research interests in
computational neuroscience, including the operation of real neuronal
networks in the brain involved in vision, memory, attention, and
decision-making; functional neuroimaging of vision, taste, olfaction,
feeding, the control of appetite, memory, and emotion; neurological
disorders of emotion; psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia and
depression; and the brain processes underlying consciousness. These
studies include investigations in patients, and are performed with the
aim of contributing to understanding the human brain in health and
disease, and of treating its disorders. He has published more than 605
full length research papers on these topics, which are shown, with many
.pdfs available including some of his books, at https://www.oxcns.org.
Edmund Rolls was Associate Director of the Medical
Research Council Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Cognitive
Neuroscience at the University of Oxford for its full period of
1990-2003; and founding member of the Board of the Oxford McDonnell
Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience for 1990-2008.
He has led two Human Frontier Science Program
grants, and several European Union grants. He has also held Wellcome
Trust Grants, and Medical Research Council Programme Grants for many
Edmund Rolls has also served as a member of the Council, and the
Secretary of the Council, of the European Neuroscience Association;
Secretary of the European Brain and Behaviour Society;
and a member of the Fellowships Committee of the Human Frontier Science Program.
Citations and impact. Edmund Rolls
is the 18th
most cited scientist in the UK, and
the 150th most cited scientist in the world out of
6,880,389 in any field of science who have published more than 5 papers
across every scientific field (i.e. in the top 0.002%) (composite
indicator c, Ioannidis et
A standardized citation metrics author
database annotated for scientific field. PLoS Biol 17(8): e3000384).
Edmund Rolls is also the 20th most cited neuroscientist in the world,
and 3rd in the UK (composite indicator c for Neurology and
Neurosurgery, Ioannidis et al 2019).