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.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
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Ghio M, Vaghi MM, Perani D, Tettamanti M (2016), “Decoding the neural representation of fine-grained conceptual categories. ” Neuroimage 132:93-103
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
Ghio M, Vaghi MM, Tettamanti M (2013), “Fine-grained semantic categorization across the abstract and concrete domains.” PLoS One 8(6):e67090 Details