The impact of reward prediction errors on learning: a systems approach

01 October 2012 → 30 September 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Human experimental psychology
reward learning functional connectivity prediction error fMRI
Project description

How is reward learning influenced by the unexpected occurrence or non-occurrence of reward? I aim to clarify the impact of reward prediction error (RPEs) on learning by a systems approach: i.e., by focusing on the functional connectivity of brain areas involved in reward (dopaminergic reward system), RPEs (anterior cingulate cortex), and event associations (posterior cortical areas).