I am a neuroscientist and particularly interested in how the human brain enables us to perform the complex types of decisions we face in daily life, e.g. when desired outcomes are only obtained after delay, physical labour, and sequences of actions. I also study the mechanisms by which decision signals reach motor regions to enable implementation of the resulting actions. I use brain imaging (fMRI, MEG) as well as causal stimulation techniques (TMS) to study these processes in the healthy human brain. In the future, I also hope to study which precise aspects of these computations are impaired in disorders involving abnormal decision-making, such as depression.
Department of Experimental Psychology
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