Tilman Lesch

Interests

My research is focused on human cognition and brain mechanisms relevant for learning and decision-making under uncertainty. I’m interested how personality factors such as impulsiveness or novelty seeking are related to individual’s decision-making and goal-directed behaviour in uncertain environments. I use behavioural testing, fMRI and computational modelling techniques to describe behaviour. Computational models apply reinforcement or bayesian learning models to mimic and predict human behaviour based on actual performance. I look at individual individual differences between humans based on the modelling and the validity of those models for predicting real behaviour. I apply these techniques to investigate the cognitive and neurobiological foundations of why some people start new venture and companies over and over, whereas others do not.

Research Focus

Keywords

behaviour

impulsivity

Decision-making

modelling

reward

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Collaborators

United Kingdom

Mike Aitken Web: https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/...

Jennifer Cook Web: http://www.city.ac.uk/people/...

International

Luke Clark Web: http://psych.ubc.ca/persons...

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