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How does non-invasive brain stimulation influence the behavioral and neural correlates of reward/punishment-based learning and decision-making?

Background: We are interested in how we can improve reward- and punishment-based learning and decision-making in healthy adults by non-invasive brain stimulation. So far, we have developed a computer-based card game, in which participants have to learn the rules by trying out different response strategies in order to maximize their earnings. We manipulate task difficulty Read More

The wandering mind of the long-distance runner

Long-distance runners spend many hours per week (or even per day) practicing their sport. What do those runners think about all this time? Do the thoughts they are thinking have an impact on their performance or on their well-being? Is there a special “flow”-state during running and is it characterized by special thought-patterns? How do Read More

Student Project: Using brain stimulation to modify decision-making in learned helplessness.

This is a project suitable for MSc or Forskerlinje students. It is also possible to participate in the research in the form of a BSc or semester project. Summary: Learned helplessness (LH) is closely related to disorders such as depression and chronic pain, characterized by behavioral passivity in response to uncontrollable aversive events. LH seems Read More

Student Project: Are expectation effects on reward-based learning performance based on the model-based or model-free system?

This is a project suitable for MSc or Forskerlinje students. It is also possible to participate in the research in the form of a BSc or semester project. Summary: When we make decisions, we rely on our estimate of the value associated with possible outcomes. Learning these values is called reward-based learning and is influenced Read More

New PhD position available (from dec 2018)

We are looking for a new PhD candidate! https://www.jobbnorge.no/ledige-stillinger/stilling/159938/research-fellow-affiliated-with-the-research-group-cognitive-neuroscience-at-uit