The lab is interested in how different neuronal circuits integrate information to regulate the development of cognitive models. In particular,
1. How is the teaching signal from dopamine neurons utilized in different neural circuits to regulate different types of learnt associations?
2. How does the lateral hypothalamus contribute to learning?
3. How do the orbitofrontal and prelimbic cortices contribute to state-dependent learning via control over striatal regions?
4. How might a disruption in building these cognitive models contribute to schizophrenia and addiction?
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