• Psychiatry
  • Research Focus


  • Impulsivity/Compulsivity
  • Reward/ Risk
  • Motivation
  • Emotion
  • Oscillations
  • Connectivity
  • Brain Computer Interface
  • Clinical Conditions

  • Addiction
  • Depressive disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Equipment & Techniques

  • Behavioural analysis
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Field potential recording
  • Back

    Dr Luis Manssuer BSc, MSc, PhD

    University Position
    Research Associate


    I work in the research group of Professor Valerie Voon. The lab uses a range of methods to understand the neural basis of neuropsychiatric disorders. My primary role in the lab is to make sense of intracranial neurophysiological data acquired from patients undergoing deep brain stimulation therapy or Stereo-EEG monitoring for epilepsy. Such cases give us the rare opportunity to record neural activity directly from the human brain with exquisite spatial and temporal resolution, which no other neuroimaging method can achieve individually. I'm responsible for designing and programming behavioural tasks to isolate processes of interest and analysing the local field potentials (LFP's).

    Key Publications

    Integrated Amygdala, Orbitofrontal and Hippocampal Contributions to Reward and Loss Coding Revealed with Human Intracranial EEG.

    Journal: J Neurosci
    E-pub date: 30 Mar 2022
    Authors: L Manssuer, D Qiong, L Wei, R Yang, C Zhang, Y Zhao, B Sun, S Zhan, V Voon

    Risk and aversion coding in human habenula high gamma activity

    Journal: Brain
    Year: 2023
    Authors: Manssuer, L., Ding, Q., Zhang, Y., Gong, H., Liu, W., Yang, R., Zhang, C., Zhao, Y., Pan, Y., Shan, S., Li, D., Sun, B., & Voon, V.