I want to understand the neural mechanisms that give rise to human behaviour. I believe that only through an understanding of the underlying neural computations, we will be able to explain why and how humans differ in their decision making and learning, for example during development or in psychiatric disorders.
I use a variety of neuroscientific techniques (fMRI, EEG, MEG, tDCS, pupillometry) and computational modelling to link overt behaviour (e.g. more stochastic decision making) to algorithmic (e.g., altered exploration parameters) and implementation (e.g., prediction error impairments in mPFC) levels. Only by bridging these levels of analysis, we can understand how the brain can go awry and give rise to psychiatric disorders, such as ADHD or OCD.
I am currently working at the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London. I obtained my PhD at University of Zürich, working at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.