Bachelor of Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies/Politics), University of New South Wales (2018)
Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons I), University of New South Wales (2019)
I am a PhD candidate interested in predictive learning processes and how these processes regulate our behaviours and decisions. Using animal models, I aim to understand how associations between the environment, our actions, and their consequences are acquired, updated and expressed.
My research specifically focuses on the role of delta-opioid receptors on the membrane of cholinergic interneurons and how D1- and D2- spiny projection neurons interact with these interneurons in the nucleus accumbens shell. In my research I use Pavlovian-Instrumental Transfer paradigms, in combination with various tools such as chemogenetics and optogenetics to manipulate brain regions.
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