Biography

Will Penny is an applied mathematician working in the area of cognitive neuroscience. His research interests include Bayesian Inference, Dynamical Systems, fMRI and M/EEG analysis and Systems Neuroscience.  Will joined UEA in 2017. Click here for personal website.

PhD Opportunities

Are you interested in doing a PhD in e.g. Analysis of Brain Imaging Data (fMRI, EEG or MEG), Dynamical models of Brain Activity during High Level Cognition, Bayesian models of Behaviour (e.g. spatial cognition). Funding may be available to start October 2018, Application Deadline Jan 2018. Drop me an email (W.Penny@uea.ac.uk) or come along to chat.

Career

Will Penny has a BEng in Electrical Engineering from Nottingham University (1988), an MSc in Communication Engineering from Imperial College (1989) and a PhD in Artificial Neural Networks from Brunel University (1993). He then worked as a postdoc in the departments of Psychiatry at UCL (1994-1996), Electrical Enginnering at Imperial (1996-1999), and Information Engineering at Oxford (1999-2000) before working at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Neuroimaging at UCL as a statistician (2000), Senior Lecturer (2006), Reader (2011) and Professor (2014).

All Publications

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Kaplan, R., King, J., Koster, R., Penny, W. D., Burgess, N., Friston, K. J.

(2017)

The Neural Representation of Prospective Choice during Spatial Planning and Decisions,

in PLoS Biology

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article no. e1002588

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Holland, R., Leff, A. P., Penny, W. D., Rothwell, J. C., Crinion, J.

(2016)

Modulation of frontal effective connectivity during speech,

in NeuroImage

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pp. 126-133

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Tak, S., Uga, M., Flandin, G., Dan, I., Penny, W. D.

(2016)

Sensor space group analysis for fNIRS data,

in Journal of Neuroscience Methods

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pp. 103-112

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Aponte, E. A., Raman, S., Sengupta, B., Penny, W. D., Stephan, K. E., Heinzle, J.

(2016)

mpdcm: A toolbox for massively parallel dynamic causal modeling,

in Journal of Neuroscience Methods

257

pp. 7-16

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Sengupta, B., Friston, K. J., Penny, W. D.

(2016)

Gradient-based MCMC samplers for dynamic causal modelling,

in NeuroImage

125

pp. 1107-1118

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Ziegler, G., Penny, W. D., Ridgway, G. R., Ourselin, S., Friston, K. J.

(2015)

Estimating anatomical trajectories with Bayesian mixed-effects modeling,

in NeuroImage

121

pp. 51-68

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Sengupta, B., Friston, K. J., Penny, W. D.

(2015)

Gradient-free MCMC methods for dynamic causal modelling,

in NeuroImage

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pp. 375-381

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Tak, S., Kempny, A. M., Friston, K. J., Leff, A. P., Penny, W. D.

(2015)

Dynamic causal modelling for functional near-infrared spectroscopy,

in NeuroImage

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pp. 338-349

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Klein-Flügge, M. C., Kennerley, S. W., Saraiva, A. C., Penny, W. D., Bestmann, S.

(2015)

Behavioral modeling of human choices reveals dissociable effects of physical effort and temporal delay on reward devaluation,

in PLoS Computational Biology

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article no. e1004116

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Javadi, A. H., Brunec, I. K., Walsh, V., Penny, W. D., Spiers, H. J.

(2014)

Transcranial electrical brain stimulation modulates neuronal tuning curves in perception of numerosity and duration,

in NeuroImage

102

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pp. 451-457

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Sengupta, B., Friston, K. J., Penny, W. D.

(2014)

Efficient gradient computation for dynamical models,

in NeuroImage

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pp. 521-527

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Appelgren, A., Penny, W., Bengtsson, S. L.

(2014)

Impact of Feedback on Three Phases of Performance Monitoring,

in Experimental Psychology

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pp. 224-233

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Brodersen, K. H., Deserno, L., Schlagenhauf, F., Lin, Z., Penny, W. D., Buhmann, J. M., Stephan, K. E.

(2014)

Dissecting psychiatric spectrum disorders by generative embedding,

in NeuroImage: Clinical

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pp. 98-111

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Penny, W. D., Zeidman, P., Burgess, N.

(2013)

Forward and backward inference in spatial cognition,

in PLoS Computational Biology

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article no. e1003383

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Bengtsson, S. L., Penny, W. D.

(2013)

Self-associations influence task-performance through Bayesian inference,

in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

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article no. 490

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Jafarpour, A., Barnes, G., Fuentemilla, L., Duzel, E., Penny, W. D.

(2013)

Population level inference for multivariate MEG analysis,

in PLoS ONE

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article no. e71305

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Teki, S., Barnes, G. R., Penny, W. D., Iverson, P., Woodhead, Z. V. J., Griffiths, T. D., Leff, A. P.

(2013)

The right hemisphere supports but does not replace left hemisphere auditory function in patients with persisting aphasia,

in Brain

136

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pp. 1901-1912

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Penny, W. D., Ridgway, G. R.

(2013)

Efficient posterior probability mapping using Savage-Dickey ratios,

in PLoS ONE

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article no. e59655

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Jafarpour, A., Horner, A. J., Fuentemilla, L., Penny, W. D., Duzel, E.

(2013)

Decoding oscillatory representations and mechanisms in memory,

in Neuropsychologia

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pp. 772-780

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López, J. D., Penny, W. D., Espinosa, J. J., Barnes, G. R.

(2012)

A general Bayesian treatment for MEG source reconstruction incorporating lead field uncertainty,

in NeuroImage

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pp. 1194-1204

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