Can We Phenotype Thought? Using Advanced Imaging Techniques to Understand Social Interactions
Virginia Tech, and University College London
Modern neuroimaging approaches have opened up the possibility of developing biomarkers for a range of psychopathologies. There has been a meteoric rise in the use of economic games and computational models of reward processing to gain new insights into the neural and behavioral underpinnings of healthy and diseased cognition. One value to these new approaches is their quantitative basis and the fact that they may augment traditional psychological approaches to disordered behavior and thought. This talk will highlight these new approaches, the way that they are connected to clinical thinking, and our own efforts to phenotype healthy and diseased cognition using economic games and computational models.
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