Dr Laura Lopez-Cruz

Laura Lopez-Cruz

University position

Research Associate

Departments

Department of Psychology

Email

ll522@cam.ac.uk

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

My research focuses on the development and validation of a series of touchscreen-based assays for the evaluation of motivation and affective state in laboratory rodents. We subsequently employ pharmacological or behavioral manipulations to improve understanding of the mechanisms that underlie these psychological processes.

Research Focus

Keywords

motivation

touchscreens

animal models

behavior

Clinical conditions

No diseases indicated

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Immunohistochemistry

Microscopy

Collaborators

Cambridge

Ben Phillips

Tim Bussey

Lisa Saksida

United Kingdom

Chris Heath

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