Inaugural Watts Lecture: Recording and manipulating activity in frontal cortical circuits for learning and decision making
Prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortex is important in learning and decision making but it does not carry out these roles in isolation but as a result of interactions with other subcortical and cortical brain regions. In order to elucidate the mechanisms of learning and decision making it is necessary not just to record activity in these areas but to examine the impact of manipulating activity on behaviour and the impact of manipulating activity in one area on the activity recorded elsewhere in the circuit. Such studies have begun to construct a picture of the interactions between prefrontal and cingulate brain regions and areas such as the basal forebrain, amygdala, and hippocampus that are central to learning and decision making.
Date: 5 March 2020, 12:15 (Thursday, 7th week, Hilary 2020)
Venue: Seminar Room
Speaker: Professor Matthew Rushworth (University of Oxford)
Organising department: Department of Experimental Psychology
Organiser: Professor Kia Nobre (University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: hod.office@psy.ox.ac.uk
Host: Professor Kia Nobre (University of Oxford)
Part of: Experimental Psychology Departmental Seminar Series
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editors: George Goss, Nicola Bridge