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Brain Behaviour Relationship

Approach Avoidance Behaviour

Aberrations in decision making are associated with various mental health-related illnesses. This includes in the context “approach-avoidance conflicts”, which refers to working towards a goal or event that has both a positive and negative effect if achieved. At eBrain Lab, we will combine neuroimaging with brain stimulation to study how specific features of neurophysiology may contribute to approach-avoidance conflict behavior.

Functional Role of Complexity

Recordings of brain signals show that brain activity is highly variable, with complex activity patterns spanning multiple temporal and spatial scales. However, the contribution of this complexity to brain function remains unclear. Influential computational models have suggested that temporal complexity of brain activity enhances cognitive flexibility, i.e. the ability to rapidly adapt our behavior to a changing environment, but this model has yet to be tested on human participants.

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