The Cognitive Basis for Health-Harming Behaviours and Reinforcement Learning
How can we optimise our behaviour through reinforcement learning? How does the brain allocate its cognitive and motor resources for positive versus negative behaviours? What brain processes form predictions and associations to minimise error and uncertainty and to maximise reward?
How, why and in whom may this process go wrong?
The Neurobiology of Mental Illness
How developments in our understanding of associative learning and motivation, can provide a basis for understanding why people with mental illnesses have unusual experiences like hallucinations
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Appetite and Over-Eating
In collaboration with the Metabolic Research Laboratories, what ways are environmental cues integrated with internal homeostatic signals in order to drive and constrain eating