Recent evidence shows that different structures are involved in different time-scales of value learning and memory. We are focusing on cortico-striatal mechanisms of value learning and memory using fMRI and EEG in humans and single unit recording in macaque monkeys to reveal the neural mechanism of value learning and memory [1,2].
Previous experience with objects can change their intrinsic visual salience. These experiences include dimensions such as reward, risk, aversiveness and novelty (3]. We aim to find the common and dissociable neural mechanisms underlying the above mentioned dimensions in comparison to the reward dimension .
Decision making has many manifestations. We are interested in the decisions that are guided by past reward memory . In particular, we are interested in simultaneous decisions about objects with respect to their values and how they can be modelled with simple drift diffusion processes with various degrees of shared noise .
We are interested in developing better methods for neuroscience data analysis and visualization. Previously a deconvolution technique for parsing components of neural activity to closely spaced events was developed . Currently, we are working on methods with applications in neural electrophysiology, EEG and fMRI .
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