Professor Ben Seymour

Ben Seymour


Turing Fellow

Partner Institution


Ben Seymour is a Wellcome Senior Clinical Fellow at Oxford University, working jointly at the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging and the Oxford Institute for Biomedical Engineering; and a visiting researcher at the Center for Information and Neural Networks (National institute of Information and Communications Technology) in Osaka, and ATR labs (Kyoto). 


Research interests

My lab addresses the computational and systems neuroscience of pain. This research is part theoretical: building realistic models of neuronal information processes to understand processes of pain perception and behaviour, and part experimental: testing these theories using a range of experimental methodologies, especially fMRI. My research aims to develop new technology-based therapies for treating pain in clinical populations, and looks to develop broader applications of brain inspired ‘safe learning systems’ in AI and robotics.