Matilde Vaghi

Matilde Vaghi

University position

PhD student
Supervised by Professor Trevor Robbins

Departments

Department of Psychology

Institutes

Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute

Email

mmsv2@cam.ac.uk

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Clinical and Veterinary Neuroscience

Interests

I am interested in elucidating the contribution of anxiety and habit formation in the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). To further our understanding of the cognitive functions and the neurobiological underpinnings of OCD, I will take advantage of both behavioural and fMRI paradigms.

Research Focus

Keywords

OCD

Habit

Compulsivity

Anxiety

Clinical conditions

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing

Collaborators

Cambridge

Annemieke Apergis-Schoute

Edward T Bullmore

Trevor W Robbins

Petra Vértes

Associated News Items


Publications

2016

Ghio M, Vaghi MM, Perani D, Tettamanti M (2016), “Decoding the neural representation of fine-grained conceptual categories. ” Neuroimage 132:93-103

in press

Vaghi MM, Robbins TW (in press), “Functional Imaging Studies of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Hypothesis-Driven Review. ” In Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Phenomenology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment. Ed. C. Pittenger. Oxford University Press

Vaghi MM, Vértes PE, Kitzbichler MG, Apergis-Schoute AM, van der Flier FE, Fineberg NA, Sule A, Zaman R, Voon V, Kundu P, Bullmore ET, Robbins TW (in press), “Specific frontostriatal circuits for impaired cognitive flexibility and goal-directed planning in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Evidence from resting-state functional connectivity.” Biological Psychiatry

2013

Ghio M, Vaghi MM, Tettamanti M (2013), “Fine-grained semantic categorization across the abstract and concrete domains.” PLoS One 8(6):e67090 Details