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Séminaire impromptu – Bernard Balleine

3 mai 2019 / 14:45

A novel form of cellular memory mediating prediction and choice

Lieu : Centre Broca Nouvelle-Aquitaine – Salle de conférence


Bernard Balleine
School of Psychology
UNIVERSITY OF NSW
Kensington
Australia

Invité par Mathieu Wolff – INCIA

Professor Balleine’s research aims to understand the neural bases of the learning and motivational processes that control volitional, or goal-directed, action, an issue that has direct bearing on our developing understanding of the role that the integration of cognitive and emotional systems plays in executive functions and decision-making. Currently his research team is focusing on three primary issues: [1] The role of the prefrontal cortex-basal ganglia network in the changes in goal-directed learning that emerge as a consequence of neurodegeneration, focal brain damage and addiction; [2] The role of the amygdala, its brain stem afferents and its efferents on ventral striatum, insular cortex and midbrain dopamine neurons in regulating the emotional processes through which the reward value of events is encoded; and [3] The role of the thalamo-striatal projection and related cortical connections involving somatosensory cortex in the integration of cognitive and emotional processes necessary for normal decision-making.

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Date :
3 mai 2019
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14:45
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