Professor Sanjay Manohar

Associate Professor, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences


Professor Sanjay Manohar is a computational neurologist at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences. He works at the intersection of biological brain science and artificial neural networks that simulate thought.  

His recent work provides computational accounts of motivation, memory, language and social cognition at the level of neurons. The models emphasise explaining human behaviour, neural representations, and how they go wrong in neurological and psychiatric diseases.

Professor Manohar has written a book on scientific computer programming (OUP, in production) and a children’s book about the brain (Adventures of the Brain, 2024).

He received the 2020 Willis Intermediate Career Research Prize, and has experience in industry consulting for AI companies and in clinical medicine with 10 years as an NHS consultant in dementia.