Dr Anthony Gabay

ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow

Research summary

My previous research investigated the neuropharmacology of social interactive behaviour using psilocybin (magic mushrooms), MDMA (ecstasy) and ketamine. I utilised game theoretic tasks alongside fMRI to see how these compounds effect the neural underpinnings of one's propensity to trust, cooperate and punish in social settings. While at the MSN lab I will be using computational models to further examine this data, as well as investigating the relationship between peoples' valuation of social rewards and their lifetime drug-use. I am interested in understanding how the changes in social interactive behaviour seen in psychiatric conditions can be explained by their wider cognitive deficits, as well as how this is modulated at the neural level.



Foraging Optimally in Social Neuroscience: Computations and Methodological considerations

Gabay AS, Apps MAJ (2019) PsyArxiv doi: 10.31234/osf.io/fud9p

Effect of single dose N-acetylcysteine on resting state functional connectivity in schizophrenia

McQueen G, Lay1 A, Lally J, Gabay AS, Collier T, Zelaya F, Lythgoe DJ, Barker GJ, Stone JM, McGuire P, MacCabe JH, Egerton A (2019) Psychopharmacology

MDMA increases cooperation and recruitment of social brain regions when interacting with trustworthy players during an iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma

Gabay AS, Gilleen J, Kempton MJ, Mehta MA (2018) Journal of Neuroscience

Psilocybin and MDMA reduce costly punishment in the Ultimatum Game

Gabay AS, Carhart-Harris R, Mazubuko N, Kempton MJ, Morrison PD, Nutt DJ,

Mehta MA (2018), Scientific Reports

The effect of intranasal oxytocin on response to facial emotions in healthy adults as measured by functional MRI: a systematic review

Tully J, Gabay AS, Brown D, Murphy D, Blackwood, N (2017) 

Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging

Facial affect processing deficits in schizophrenia: A meta-analysis of antipsychotic treatment effects

Gabay AS, Kempton MJ, Mehta MA (2014), Journal of Psychopharmacology

The Ultimatum Game and the brain: a meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies

Gabay AS, Radua J, Kempton MJ, Mehta MA (2014)

Neuroscience & Biobehavioural Reviews

Using suggestion to model different types of automatic writing

Walsh E, Mehta MA, Oakley DA, Guilmette DN, Gabay A, Halligan PW, Deeley Q (2014)

Consciousness and Cognition

Neural substrates underpinning anticipation and receipt of social reward and punishment: a neuroimaging meta-analysis of the Social Incentive Delay task

Martins D, Gabay AS, Paloyelis Y (2018)

PROSPERO International prospective register of systematic reviews