I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Brain and Behaviour Research Group.
My work focuses on the neuronal network dynamics underlying decision making.
I have previously shown that key parameters for decision making (e.g., value and risk) are encoded by single neurons in the frontal cortex.
I am advancing this work to further investigate how these parameters are encoded across populations of neurons within the frontal cortex and across other brain regions connected with the frontal cortex.
The aim is to understand the key parameters that inform and guide decision making mechanisms and how these decision making mechanisms are represented in the brain by both single neurons and across networks of neurons.
Economic risk coding by single neurons in the orbitofrontal cortex
O’Neill M. and Schultz W., (2015), Journal of Physiology-Paris, 109, 70 - 77
Risk Prediction Error Coding in Orbitofrontal Neurons
O'Neill M. and Schultz W., (2013), Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 15810 - 15814
Neuronal signals for reward risk in frontal cortex
Schultz W. et al, (2011), Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1239, 109 - 117
Risky Business: Disambiguating Ambiguity-Related Responses in the Brain
O'Neill M. and Kobayashi S., (2009), Journal of Neurophysiology, 102, 645 - 647
Coding of Reward Risk by Orbitofrontal Neurons Is Mostly Distinct from Coding of Reward Value
O'Neill M. and Schultz W., Neuron, 68, 789 - 800