Dr Alessandro Tomassini

Interests

My research interest lies in understanding the neural basis of decision processes with a focus on the consequences of neurological diseases. Many neuropsychiatric syndromes change behaviour including apathy and impulsivity. As part of James Rowe's group, I investigate these behavioural changes in terms of action decisions, drawing on principles and mechanisms of decision-making.Specifically, my approach combines formal computational models that capture behavioural profiles in health and disease with brain imaging techniques (MEG and fMRI) to relate behaviour to neural systems.

Research Focus

Keywords

decision-making

action-selection

perception

dementia

Parkinson's disease

Clinical conditions

Alzheimer's disease

Dementia

Parkinson's disease

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Cross-sectional and cohort studies

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Magnetoencephalography (MEG)

Neuropsychological testing

Collaborators

Cambridge

James Rowe

United Kingdom

Jiaxiang Zhang Web: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/...

International

Claire O'Callaghan Web: http://sydney.edu.au/medicin...

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