Terry Lohrenz

Terry Lohrenz, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Terry Lohrenz is a member of the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory and Computational Psychiatry Unit. He was trained as a mathematician and spent time in the energy industry before migrating to neuroscience. His interests lie in mathematical descriptions of decision-making and social interaction, their instantiation in the human brain, and applications to mental disorders.

Education and Training

  • Harvard University: A.B. , Physics
  • Rutgers: Ph.D. , Mathematics

Previous Positions

  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Research Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

Selected Publications

Luo Y, Hétu S, Lohrenz T, Hula A, Dayan P, Ramey SL, Sonnier-Netto L, Lisinski J, LaConte S, Nolte T, Fonagy P, Rahmani E, Montague PR, Ramey C. (2018). Early childhood investment impacts social decision-making four decades later. Nature Communications 9(1): 4705.

Hula A, Vilares I, Dayan P, Montague PR. (2018). A Model of Risk and Mental State Shifts During Social Interaction. PLOS Computational Biology 14(2): e1005935.

Moran RJ, Kishida KT, Lohrenz T, Saez I, Laxton AW, Witcher MR, Tatter SB, Ellis TL, Phillips PE, Dayan P, Montague PR. (2018). The Protective Action Encoding of Serotonin Transients in the Human Brain. Neuropsychopharmacology 43: 1425-1435.