Postdoctoral research associate
I am a computational neuroscientist working with Mark Walton, Thomas Akam and Laura Grima on a model of mouse foraging behaviour to try and explain dopamine activity recorded during such a task.
Before joining this lab, I completed my PhD on regulation of the exploration-exploitation trade-off by dopamine at the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics in Paris in 2019, and did a first postdoc with Mark Humphries at the university of Nottingham developing a Bayesian method for measuring the uncertainty of connection rates between neurons.
Bayesian mapping of the striatal microcircuit reveals robust asymmetries in the probabilities and distances of connections
Cinotti F. and Humphries MD., (2021)
Impacts of inter-trial interval duration on a computational model of sign-tracking vs. goal-tracking behaviour
Cinotti F. et al, (2019), PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 236, 2373 - 2388
Dopamine blockade impairs the exploration-exploitation trade-off in rats
Cinotti F. et al, (2019), SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 9
What determines the relationship between color naming, unique hues, and sensory singularities: Illuminations, surfaces, or photoreceptors?
Witzel C. et al, (2015), JOURNAL OF VISION, 15