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Pierre Petitet

Postdoctoral Research Associate


I have a dual interest in Neuroscience and Medicine, basic science and clinical translation. I hold a BSc in Medicine (university Lyon-1, France), a MSc in neuroscience (Pierre and Marie Curie university, France), and a DPhil in Clinical Neuroscience (university of Oxford, UK). During my DPhil, I studied memory formation during prism adaptation and its modulation by non-invasive brain stimulation. This work had implications for the rehabilitation of post-stroke spatial neglect, a disorder affecting the way patients interact with the world around them.

In June 2018, I joined the lab of Professor Masud Husain as a Research Associate in Cognitive Neuroscience. My work here focusses on the neural and computational causes of motivated behaviour and its counterpart, apathy. 

My long-term professional goal is to become a clinical neuroscientist. I wish to utilise my training in cognitive neuroscience and clinical medicine to advance understanding of brain function and dysfunction, and to ultimately improve the rehabilitation of neurological patients. After completing my postdoctoral work in the Department of Experimental Psychology, my plan is to complete my medical training in France.

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