Frank Hezemans

Frank Hezemans

University position

PhD student
Supervised by James Rowe

Departments

Institutes

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Email

Frank.Hezemans@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/... (personal home page)

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

I study the cognitive and neural mechanisms with which we plan and control action, in health and after the development of dementia. The control of action depends on the integration of predicted consequences of action with sensory information, modulated by experience. As the brain changes with normal ageing or disease (such as dementia), the essential sensorimotor integration and the use of experience are impaired. In addition to affecting learning and control of action, a consequence of these changes can be apathy. I use psychophysical and cognitive tools, in combination with modelling and neuroimaging, to develop a mechanistic account of apathy.

Research Focus

Keywords

perception & action

apathy

predictive coding

cortical hierarchy

Bayesian

Clinical conditions

Dementia

Movement disorders

Progressive supranuclear palsy

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Pupillometry

Collaborators

International

Noham Wolpe

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