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- Brain and Behaviour Research Group (Prof. Mark J. Buckley) Research Group
I am a postdoctoral scientist in the Brain and Behaviour Research Group. The aim of our research is to move beyond the study of single brain regions in isolation, in order to gain a better understanding of the complex interactive dynamics that underlie normal and abnormal brain function.
My current work focuses on network interactions across multiple brain regions (with a specific focus on prefrontal areas), using a combination of electrophysiological and modelling techniques. More specifically, I will investigate how spiking and local field potential activity recorded simultaneously from populations of neurons in different areas reflects the encoding and processing of statistical regularities/uncertainties in the environment and how neuronal networks causally coordinate to mediate learning and flexible behaviour via predictive coding.
As part of my work, I also collaborate with neurosurgeons at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and with the Quantitative Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the University of Amsterdam.
Essential functions of primate frontopolar cortex in cognition.
Boschin EA. et al, (2015), Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 112, E1020 - E1027
Differential contributions of dorsolateral and frontopolar cortices to working memory processes in the primate.
Boschin EA. and Buckley MJ., (2015), Front Syst Neurosci, 9