Project

The neurobiology of decision-making and executive functioning in the suicidal brain

Duration
01 January 2009 → 31 December 2010
Funding
Regional and community funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Animal experimental and comparative psychology
    • Applied psychology
    • Biological and physiological psychology
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • Cognitive science and intelligent systems
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
    • Human experimental psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Neurosciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Neurosciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Medical imaging and therapy
    • Neurosciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
Keywords
discount factor disicion making suicidal brain suicide fMRI neurobiology Markov decision task executive functioning
 
Project description

Suicidal people have a altered pattern of activation in the orbitofrontal and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, next to executive functioning difficulties. These findings run parallel with the results found in the decision making research. In this project, fMRI and neuropsychological tests such as the Markov decision task are used to assess decision making processes and there role in suicidality.