Neuroscientists studying consumer experiences

Prof. Joseph Devlin

Head of Neuroscience, Co-Founder

Joe's PhD is in Artificial Intelligence but he found himself much more interested in natural intelligence -- how the human mind works. After training in neuroimaging at Cambridge and Oxford, he established a reputation as a leading researcher in how the human brain processes language. He is a former Head of Experimental Psychology at UCL as well as the current Vice Dean for Innovation and Enterprise. Joe’s collaborations with corporate partners include Audible, Vue cinemas, Finecast, the rail industry, and EncoreTickets.  His research has been featured in CNN, the BBC and the Times, among others.

Joe has published more than 80 scientific articles in international journals.

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Dr. John Hogan

Managing Director, Co-Founder

As a neuroscientist at UCL, John investigates the early visual processes involved in reading. When not in the neuroimaging lab, John works on research projects with corporate clients aimed at improving our understanding of human judgement and decision making. With over 10 years of consultancy experience, John has provided research services for clients such as Virgin Media, Digitas LBi, Leo Burnett, and MacClaren McCann.

John has published 3 scientific articles in international journals.

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Prof. Daniel Richardson

Chief Scientific Officer

Daniel is a Professor of Cognitive Psychology at University College London where his research examines how cognitive processes are grounded in the body, the environment and the social world. We are a social species; people rarely think and act in isolation. Daniel is pioneer in embodied cognition methods such as eye tracking and biometric measurements. He has worked with the London Science Museum, the BBC, Desperados, Not On The High Street and Google.

Daniel is the author of Man versus MindSocial Psychology for Dummies, and has published more than 60 articles in international scientific journals.

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Saskia Wheeler

Partnerships director

Saskia is a recent graduate with an MSc in Psychology of the Arts, Neuroaesthetics and Creativity. Having previously studied philosophy, she has a strong interdiciplinary interest in the arts and sciences, specifically the role of emotion in aesthetics and neuropsychological processes in creative thinking. With a professional background in creative industries and technology, Saskia works in partnerships at ACN to help to develop our client portfolio.

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Erica Somer

Marketing and Brand Consultant Intern

Erica’s passion for marketing was born from her curiosity about human decision-making, empathy, and the sometimes hard to-describe human emotions that drive people to make the decisions they do. At ACN, she works on social media content creation and communications as well as contributing to our marketing efforts. Erica is currently a marketing master’s student at the ESCP School of Business.

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Prof. Joseph Devlin

Head of Neuroscience, Co-Founder

Joe's PhD is in Artificial Intelligence but he found himself much more interested in natural intelligence -- how the human mind works. After training in neuroimaging at Cambridge and Oxford, he established a reputation as a leading researcher in how the human brain processes language. He is a former Head of Experimental Psychology at UCL as well as the current Vice Dean for Innovation and Enterprise. Joe’s collaborations with corporate partners include Audible, Vue cinemas, Finecast, the rail industry, and EncoreTickets.  His research has been featured in CNN, the BBC and the Times, among others.

Joe has published more than 80 scientific articles in international journals.

Dr. John Hogan

Managing Director, Co-Founder

As a neuroscientist at UCL, John investigates the early visual processes involved in reading. When not in the neuroimaging lab, John works on research projects with corporate clients aimed at improving our understanding of human judgement and decision making. With over 10 years of consultancy experience, John has provided research services for clients such as Virgin Media, Digitas LBi, Leo Burnett, and MacClaren McCann.

John has published 3 scientific articles in international journals.

Prof. Daniel Richardson

Chief Scientific Officer

Daniel is a Professor of Cognitive Psychology at University College London where his research examines how cognitive processes are grounded in the body, the environment and the social world. We are a social species; people rarely think and act in isolation. Daniel is pioneer in embodied cognition methods such as eye tracking and biometric measurements. He has worked with the London Science Museum, the BBC, Desperados, Not On The High Street and Google.

Daniel is the author of Man versus MindSocial Psychology for Dummies, and has published more than 60 articles in international scientific journals.

Saskia Wheeler

Partnerships director

Saskia is a recent graduate with an MSc in Psychology of the Arts, Neuroaesthetics and Creativity. Having previously studied philosophy, she has a strong interdiciplinary interest in the arts and sciences, specifically the role of emotion in aesthetics and neuropsychological processes in creative thinking. With a professional background in creative industries and technology, Saskia works in partnerships at ACN to help to develop our client portfolio.

Erica Somer

Marketing and Brand Consultant Intern

Erica’s passion for marketing was born from her curiosity about human decision-making, empathy, and the sometimes hard to-describe human emotions that drive people to make the decisions they do. At ACN, she works on social media content creation and communications as well as contributing to our marketing efforts. Erica is currently a marketing master’s student at the ESCP School of Business.

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