Marc Guitart-Masip is a researcher at the Aging Research Center, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden where he has established himself as an independent scientist. In parallel, he works as a Psychiatrist consultant at the Affektive outpatients unit at Psykiatri Nordväst, Stockholm, Sweden.
He graduated in medicine in 2002 at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and obtained a PhD in Neuroscience at the same university in 2006. During his PhD, he performed experiments in the field of Behavioral and Molecular Pharmacology using animal models of vulnerability to addiction. After obtaining a PhD, his interests expanded to Cognitive Neuroscience and between 2008 and 2012 he was a postdoctoral fellow, first at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, and thereafter at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, at University College London (UCL). Marc was appointed Associate Professor of Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet in 2018.
He combines behavioral approaches, computational modeling, pharmacological manipulations and imaging techniques such as fMRI, PET and MEG.
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de Boer L, Axelsson J, Chowdhury R, Riklund K, Dolan RJ, Nyberg L, Bäckman L, Guitart-Masip M (2019) Dorsal striatal dopamine D1 receptor availability predicts an instrumental bias in action learning. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 116:261-270.
de Boer L, Axelsson J, Riklund K, Nyberg L, Dayan P, Bäckman L, Guitart-Masip M (2017) Attenuation of dopamine-modulated prefrontal value signals underlies probabilistic reward learning deficits in old age. Elife 6:e26424.
Loh E, Kurth-Nelson Z, Berron D, Dayan P, Duzel E, Dolan R, Guitart-Masip M (2017) Parsing the role of the hippocampus in approach-avoidance conflict. Cerebral Cortex 27:201-215.
Guitart-Masip M, Salami A, Garrett D, Rieckmann A, Lindenberger U, Bäckman L. (2016) BOLD variability is related to dopaminergic neurotransmission and cognitive aging. Cerebral Cortex 26: 2074-83.
Guitart-Masip M, Duzel E, Dolan R, Dayan P (2014) Action versus valence in decision making. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 18: 194-202.
Chowdhury R*, Guitart-Masip M*, Lambert C, Dayan P, Huys Q, Düzel E, Dolan RJ (2013) Dopamine restores reward prediction errors in old age. Nature Neuroscience 16:648-653.
Guitart-Masip M, Barnes GR, Horner A, Bauer M, Dolan RJ, Duzel E (2013) Synchronization of medial temporal lobe and prefrontal rhythms in human decision making. Journal of Neuroscience 33:442-451.
Beierholm U*, Guitart-Masip M*, Economides M, Chowdhury R, Düzel E, Dolan R, Dayan P (2013) Dopamine modulates reward-related vigor. Neuropsychopharmacology 38:1495-1503.
Guitart-Masip M, Chowdhury R, Sharot T, Dayan P, Dolan R, Duzel E (2012) Action controls dopaminergic enhancement of reward representations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 109: 7511-7516.
Guitart-Masip M*, Huys Q*, Fuentemilla L, Dayan P, Duzel E, Dolan R (2012) Go and No Go Learning in Reward and Punishment: Interactions between Affect and Effect. Neuroimage 62: 154-166.