elecrophysiology

Motivation, Brain & Behavior

Main field of research: 

Cognitive neurosciences / neuropsychology /neuroeconomy

Keywords: 

decision-making
computational modeling
Neuropsychology
neuroimaging
elecrophysiology

ENP label: 

2007

Research Center / Institute: 

Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière

Research Unit Code: 

UMRS 1127 UMR 7225

Why do we do what we do? We are largely unaware of our own motives. Our team seeks to understand how motivation works, in both the normal and pathological brain. We define motivation as a set of processes that assign values to potential situations so as to drive behavior.

Our research is closely related to the emerging field of neuroeconomics, which is focused on understanding value-based decision-making and on explaining deviations to rationality. We wish to build a comprehensive account of motivational processes, investigating

Leader

Leader: 

Co leader: 

Personal

ENP Students: 

Institutions

Principal Institution: 

Inserm

Affiliated institutions: 

CNRS
Université Pierre et Marie Curie

University: 

Université Pierre et Marie Curie

Doctoral School: 

ED158
Laboratory

Initiatives d'Excellence: 

Labex BioPsy
Publications

Publications: 

Blain B, Hollard G, Pessiglione M. Incentive Sensitivity as a Behavioral Marker of Clinical Remission From Major Depressive Episode. J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 Jun;77(6):e697-703. doi: 10.4088/JCP.15m09995.

Skvortsova V, Palminteri S, Pessiglione M. Learning to minimize efforts versus maximizing rewards: computational principles and neural correlates. J Neurosci. 2014 Nov 19;34(47):15621-30. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1350-14.2014.

Lebreton M, Bertoux M, Boutet C, Lehericy S, Dubois B, Fossati P, Pessiglione M. A critical role for the hippocampus in the valuation of imagined outcomes. PLoS Biol. 2013 Oct;11(10):e1001684. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001684. Epub 2013 Oct 22.

Your Goal Is Mine: Unraveling Mimetic Desires in the Human Brain. Lebreton M, Kawa S, Forgeot d’Arc B, Daunizeau J and Pessiglione M. J Neurosci (2012).  

Similar improvement of reward and punishment learning by serotonin reuptake inhibitors in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Palminteri S, Clair AH, Mallet L, Pessiglione M.  Biological Psychiatry (2012).

Neural mechanisms underlying motivation of mental versus physical effort. 
Schmidt L, Lebreton M, Cléry-Melin ML, Daunizeau J, Pessiglione M. 
PLoS Biol. 2012 Feb;10(2):e1001266.

Complementary neural correlates of motivation in dopaminergic and noradrenergic neurons of monkeys, S. Bouret, S. Ravel, et B. J. Richmond, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 6, 201

Intersection of reward and memory in monkey rhinal cortex. Clark AM, Bouret S, Young AM, Richmond BJ.J Neurosci. 2012 May 16;32(20):6869-77