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Research overview

My research interests lie in seeking to understand the cognitive processes that allow us to adapt our behaviour to changes in our environment. To that end, I employ a variety of neuroscientific techniques – such as psychopharmacology and chemogenetics – to manipulate frontal cortical and/or basal ganglia function in experimental animals using bespoke behavioural tasks: to explore how attentional focus facilitates learning under some circumstances, and hinders it under others – forcing attentional adaptation; and to understand the means – both psychological processes and neurological underpinnings – by which the brain mediates such attentional shifting.

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


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