Anthony Cruickshank MRes

Anthony Cruickshank

Research Interests

My PhD project involves the examination of the dynamics of the habitual and deliberative (goal-directed) decision systems within the brain. In particular, how these two systems interact when learning about novel and changing environments and how arbitration between these two systems is supported. My approach to this topic is a combination of human subject behavioural experiments and computational modelling (using Bayesian and reinforcement learning methods). My goal is to create computational models of healthy subjects and then determine how different parameter changes could account for the maladaptive decision making found in subjects with psychiatric disorders.