General research statement
In our research unit, we use an integrative model-based cognitive neuroscience approach to gain a mechanistic understanding of cognitive processes such as decision-making and how they are implemented in the healthy and diseased brain. This is done on three different levels: the macroscopic, the mesoscopic, and the microscopic levels. The macroscopic level is measured in centimetres, the scale of large neural networks that spread across the whole brain. The mesoscopic level is measured in millimetres, which is the scale of individual cortical and subcortical nodes, and the microscopic level is measured in micro- and nanometres, which is the scale of individual neurons and neurotransmitters. We combine knowledge from functional neuroanatomy, mathematical/computational modeling, and the cognitive/clinical neurosciences.