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I am interested in understanding how we make decisions and how we come to feel in control of actions and their consequences, i.e. have a sense of agency. Our experience of agency is foundational for our societal notions of responsibility, and freedom of choice.

Using behavioural, computational, and neuroimaging methods, I investigate influences on learning and decision-making, such as external stimuli, freedom of choice, confidence in a decision (aka metacognition), and how these also interact with our sense of agency. Moreover, I'm exploring the relevance of this work to better understanding the mechanisms that driver maladaptive cognition linked to psychiatric symptoms, such as depression.

You can find more information on my website, where you can watch a video of my PhD research.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Cognitive Neuroscience, PhD, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

Award Date: 28 May 2016

Keywords

  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Experimental psychology
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive modelling
  • Psychology of higher cognitive processes

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