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Understanding the role of the extended executive control network in primate behaviour

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posted on 01.06.2020 by DANIEL JAMES FEHRING
We frequently make decisions between competing behavioural options. These decisions might be influenced by stimuli in the environment, such as visual images or music, which may influence our emotional state. Electrical stimulation of the brain may also affect decision-making. It remains unclear how these factors interact and influence decisions, and which brain areas are involved. We found that (1) the behavioural influence of emotional stimuli depended on cognitive task. (2) Electrical stimulation of the brain interacted with learning to affect behaviour. (3) Behavioural biases in decision-making may emerge in visual processing areas, rather than prefrontal areas commonly associated with decision-making.

History

Principal supervisor

Farshad Mansouri

Additional supervisor 1

Marcello Rosa

Year of Award

2020

Department, School or Centre

Physiology

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

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