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Institut für Psychologie: Kolloquium


Am Montag, den 6. November 2023, 17:00 Uhr findet in der OVGU, im Gebäude G22A-H2 und online (Zugangsdaten: , Meeting ID: 625 6017 6175, Passcode: 464865), das nächste Institutskolloquium statt, zu dem wir Sie herzlich einladen.

Frau Prof. Dr. Miriam Klein-Flügge (Oxford University) wird einen Vortrag über "Transcranial ultrasound stimulation to the human amygdala in emotion and decision making" halten.


Abstract: The amygdala has been implicated in emotional action control and reward learning, but it has been difficult to establish its causal role in humans because traditional neurostimulation techniques cannot reach deep brain targets. I will present work from an ongoing study where we use offline transcranial ultrasonic stimulation (TUS) to target the amygdala in an emotional approach/avoidance learning task. I will discuss some of the challenges and considerations we encountered in setting up ultrasound neuromodulation in healthy human participants and show preliminary data examining the causal role of the amygdala in influencing behaviour, mood, physiology and neural responses.


Überblick zu Prof. Dr. Miriam Klein-Flügge: Prof. Dr. Klein-Flügge is a neuroscientist interested in emotion, motivation and decision-making and an Associate Professor and Wellcome Henry Dale Fellow at Oxford University. Her work aims to understand how the human brain enables us to flexibly adjust our decisions to complex internal and external circumstances. For example, when decisions require physical effort (motivation), sequences of actions, or taking into account changes of context. She uses brain imaging (fMRI, MEG) as well as causal stimulation techniques (TMS, tDCS, ultrasound) to study these processes.