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Integrative Systems Neuroscience Seminar Series

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Publication Date

11-12-2020

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neuroscience, brain structure, brain function, behavior, choice

Abstract

What humans choose and how their brains make choices are central questions in psychology and neuroscience. Neuroimaging research is advancing models of functional brain activity that not only correlate with, but also predict, value-based choices in humans. Physiological research in animals suggests that monosynaptic axons structurally connect the brain circuits predictive of choice. However, similar structural connections have only recently been characterized in humans, and researchers are now starting to explore links from structural brain connections to functional brain activity to behavioral choice. In this lecture, Leong presents recent findings that link multimodal neuroimaging measurements to individual differences in value-based choice. Together this work demonstrates the promise of combining measures of brain structure, brain function, and behavior to better explain how people choose.

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