Research

I am interested in the mechanisms underlying decision making processes in health and psychopathology. Specifically, my research focuses on the interaction between affect and instrumental behavior in healthy and psychiatric populations. In my current work, I also investigate the effects of stress on decision making, (perceived) controllability, and the role of  affect in more complex social decisions. The ultimate aim of my research is to provide an empirical basis for improveming treatment for psychiatric disorders by increasing our understanding of mechanisms underlying functional and dysfunctional behaviors. For my work, I employ neuropsychological tests, interventional studies, fMRI, transcranial stimulation, posturography and physiological measurements.