Developing new therapies for compulsive behaviours by understanding the neural control of flexible action selection

Project Code

MRCNMH24Br Fischer

Research Theme

Neuroscience and Mental Health

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Compulsive behaviours (CBs) can take many forms including compulsive eating, gambling, or washing. Our project will employ a novel task to identify how neural coordination of action choices in response to CB-triggering stimuli is dysregulated. We will use electroencephalography (EEG) combined with cognitive training and neurostimulation to assess if EEG signatures of neural coordination are a viable target for developing new therapies for CBs.

Lead Supervisor

Dr Petra Fischer

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