BA (Hons), MSc
Assistant Psychologist & Research Coordinator
I joined Masud Husain’s Cognitive Neurology Research Group in February 2016 and I am currently working on projects investigating apathy, motivation and decision making in healthy and patient populations. I am interested in the cognitive mechanisms underlying pathological apathy in patients with neurological conditions affecting frontal and subcortical brain regions.
Prior to this, I undertook an MSc in Psychology (conversion) at the University of St Andrews. During my MSc I was involved in a BBSRC funded research project investigating whether the proprioceptive gaze signal in the human somatosensory cortex influences the distribution of attention in visual space. My involvement in this project fostered my interest in cognitive neuroscience and enabled me to gain experience using transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Dysfunctional effort-based decision-making underlies apathy in genetic cerebral small vessel disease.
Le Heron C. et al, (2018), Brain, 141, 3193 - 3210
Differential impact of behavioral, social, and emotional apathy on Parkinson's disease.
Ang Y-S. et al, (2018), Ann Clin Transl Neurol, 5, 1286 - 1291
Dopamine Modulates Option Generation for Behavior.
Ang Y-S. et al, (2018), Curr Biol, 28, 1561 - 1569.e3
Distinct effects of apathy and dopamine on effort-based decision-making in Parkinson's disease.
Le Heron C. et al, (2018), Brain, 141, 1455 - 1469
Dissociation of reward and effort sensitivity in methcathinone-induced Parkinsonism
Chong TT-J. et al, (2017), Journal of Neuropsychology