Dr Vincent Laurent

Dr Vincent Laurent

Dr Vincent Laurent

Senior Research Fellow

Contact details

Phone: 02 9385 1836
Email: Dr Vincent Laurent

Office: Mathews, Room 406

Research Summary

Research Areas: As a behavioural neuroscientist, my main interest is in understanding the psychological processes and the neural mechanisms underlying learning and memory. I currently conduct several research projects. One involves the study of how choice between distinct courses of actions is influenced by environmental stimuli. Another focuses on understanding the interactions between appetitive and aversive motivational systems. I explore these questions by combining the use of animal models with contemporary tools in neuroscience such as transgenic animals, chemogenetics, optogenetics and confocal microscopy.

Current Research Projects:
Project: The Influence of Environmental Cues on Choice Between Actions
Project: Learning to Inhibit Acquired Fears
Project: Interactions Between Cues that Predict Positive and Negative Events


For a full listing of all of my publications, please view my UNSW Research Gateway profile.

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

2017 | Goldstar Award - UNSW Faculty of Science - Laurent & Westbrook - AU$40,000

2017 - 2019 Discovery Project - Australian Research Council - Holmes, Laurent, Westbrook & Killcross - AU$456,000

2014 - 2016 | Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Australian Research Council - Laurent - AU$389,967

2014 - 2016 | Project Grant - National Health and Medical Research Council - Westbrook & Laurent - AU$423,428

2012 - 2015 | Discovery Project - Australian Research Council - Laurent & Balleine - AU$450,000

2011 | Silverstar award - The University of New South Wales - Westbrook & Laurent - AU$30,000

2009 | Goldstar award - The University of New South Wales - Westbrook & Laurent - AU$30,000