Flexible reprogramming of sensory cortex: Why listening matters in the brain
Animals adapt their behaviour in response to variable changes in reward reinforcement. Value-based decision-making involves multiple cognitive maps across distributed brain areas. It is less clear which brain regions are essential and how changes in neural responses flexibly re-maps guiding adaptive behaviour. In this talk, I will highlight behavioural-neural interactions between frontal and sensory circuits that implement flexible decision-making. I will present further evidence of how some of these functions are disrupted in autism spectrum disorders, arguing for a new conceptual framework based on computational psychiatry to understand cognitive pathophysiology in neurological disorders.
Date: 3 November 2020, 9:30 (Tuesday, 4th week, Michaelmas 2020)
Venue: Via Zoom - please email Elizabeth.Thomas@psych.ox.ac.uk for link
Speaker: Dr Abhishek Banerjee (Newcastle University)
Organiser: Elizabeth Thomas (University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address: Elizabeth.Thomas@psych.ox.ac.uk
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Elizabeth Thomas