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Understanding the forgetful and apathetic brain

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Can cognitive neuroscience help us to understand brain disorders, or even to treat them? In this talk I’m going to discuss two processes – memory and motivation – which are often degraded in patients with neurological and psychiatric disorders. We’ve developed behavioural methods to examine precision of recall and effort-based decision making for rewards. Both lines of research have provided insights into some of the cognitive mechanisms underlying short-term memory and motivation in healthy people. In addition, when applied to patient populations, these techniques have revealed that it is possible to dissect out mechanisms underlying pathological rapid forgetting and apathy in brain disorders.

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