Ben Timberlake

Corso Bettini, 31 - 38068 Rovereto
tel. 0464 808722
benjamin.timberlake[at]unitn [dot] it

PhD, Cognitive and Brain Sciences
University of Trento, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, Rovereto, Italy
Researcher in “Transfer Learning Within and Between Brains” European Research Council project.

MS, Cognitive Neuroscience
University of Trento, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, Rovereto, Italy
Coursework: cognitive psychology, neuroscience, research design, statistics, neuroanatomy, brain imaging techniques and data analysis

BA, English
Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., USA.

Research work

PhD thesis

The effects of counterfactual comparison on learning and reasoning, Rovereto, Italy, July 2019


Timberlake, B., Coricelli, G., & Bault, N. (2019). "Regret, Responsibility and the Brain" in A. Gotlib (Ed.), The Moral Psychology of Regret. London: Rowman & Littlefield International.

Andrione, M., Timberlake, B.F., Vallortigara, G., Antolini, R., Haase, A. (2017). "Morphofunctional experience-dependent plasticity in the honeybee brain" in LEARNING & MEMORY, v. 24, n. 12, p. 622-629. 

Master’s thesis

Non-Associative Learning in the Honeybee: Effects of Odor Exposure on Antennal Lobe Anatomy and Function, Rovereto, Italy, September 2015

Conferences and lectures


Priming Regret: Induced counterfactual thinking drives learning strategy in a novel task, Cognitive Science Arena, Bressanone, Italy, Feb. 3, 2017

Searching for neural correlates of olfactory habituation in the honey bee: methodology and study plan, School on Neurotechniques, Padova, Italy, March 26, 2015