Neural dynamics underlying adaptive decision-making in health and brain disorders

Abstract: Perceptual decision-making involves multiple cognitive maps across distributed brain areas. It is less clear which brain regions are essential and how changes in neural coding flexibly re-maps with altered stimulus-reward contingency altering animal’s adaptive behaviour. In this talk, I will highlight one such circuit mechanism and present evidence of cognate neural correlates of flexible decision-making. Based on this, I will also argue for a new conceptual framework based on computational psychiatry to understand pathophysiology in complex neurological brain disorders.

Marie Curie Fellow
NARSAD Young Investigator
Brain Research Institute
University of Zürich, Switzerland

Inmed conference room, 11 a.m.

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