BSc Mathematics/Computer Science (2006), MSc Neuroscience (2008), PhD Neuroscience (2013)
Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow
I am a neuroscientist interested in how the human brain enables us to perform complex types of decisions, for example when desired outcomes are only obtained after delay, physical labour, or sequences of actions. I use brain imaging (fMRI, MEG) as well as causal stimulation techniques (TMS) to study these processes in the healthy human brain.
In my PhD, I was particularly interested in the mechanisms by which decision signals reach motor regions to enable implementation of the resulting actions. In my current postdoctoral fellowship, I am continuing my previous lines of research but I am also planning to study which precise aspects of these computations are impaired in disorders involving abnormal decision-making, such as depression.
Please refer to my personal website (link to the left) for more information.
The macaque anterior cingulate cortex translates counterfactual choice value into actual behavioral change.
Fouragnan EF. et al, (2019), Nat Neurosci, 22, 797 - 808
Offline impact of transcranial focused ultrasound on cortical activation in primates.
Verhagen L. et al, (2019), Elife, 8
Understanding psychiatric disorder by capturing ecologically relevant features of learning and decision-making.
Scholl J. and Klein-Flügge M., (2018), Behav Brain Res, 355, 56 - 75
Neural mechanisms for learning self and other ownership.
Lockwood PL. et al, (2018), Nat Commun, 9
Offline impact of transcranial focused ultrasound on cortical activation in primates
Verhagen L. et al, (2018)