Neural network mechanisms of inhibitory and attentional control
Many aspects of human cognition, such as response inhibition, working memory and attentional control, have been attributed to the same network of frontal and parietal brain regions. Furthermore, the role of this network in cognition is not static as instead, activities and connectivities diminish as the task at hand transitions from novel to familiar.
The project will examine how frontoparietal networks support such diverse cognitive demands and how local neural plasticity mechanisms (i.e. changes in connections between neurons) underlie the shifting involvement of frontoparietal networks in cognition.
This will be achieved by combining cutting-edge functional neuroimaging and computational modelling methodologies.