Beth PAVLICEK
March 2008
02 December 2013
05-02-2014

Years 2-4

October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2012
ED 158
Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Valuation, cognitive regulation and obesity

KOECHLIN Etienne

Year 1

Biography/CV

Recent ENP graduate Beth Pavlicek studied how the brain effects decisions during her PhD. She contributed to an investigation led by Stefano Palminteri of the roles of the anterior insula and dorsal striatum in punishment-based avoidance learning. This study revealed that the anterior insula may contribute to learning the loss-predictive cues, while the dorsal striatum may facilitate choosing between cues in order to avoid the worse outcome. Check out the article:

 Palminteri S, Justo D, Jauffret C, Pavlicek B, Dauta A, Delmaire C, Czernecki V, Karachi C, Capelle L, Durr A, Pessiglione M. Critical roles for anterior insula and dorsal striatum in punishment-based avoidance learning. Neuron. 6 December 2012. 76(5):998-1009.

 Key words: Anterior insula, Dorsal striatum, Punishment-based avoidance learning, Huntington’s disease.

Team

The cognitive neuroscience lab conducts researchs to understand the neural bases of Action and related cognitive processes along several dimensions: motor, linguistic, social and intentional. We...