Retrieving memories of reward-predicting experiences and acting upon them are crucial for survival. Our research primarily focuses on identifying the neural circuits responsible for reward memories and goal-directed behavior. Additionally, we delve into understanding the role of working memory in facilitating planning, reasoning, and problem-solving.
Unraveling the functions of these neural circuits is pivotal for developing treatments that can prevent or mitigate emotional and cognitive problems in various diseases.
Furthermore, we are interested in exploring the impact of pedagogical tools, particularly Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Our aim is to investigate how UDL influences students' self-efficacy and academic performance. By fostering an inclusive learning environment, we hope to inspire students of all abilities to delve deeper into neuroscience.
Neural mechanisms of reward representation and reward relativity
Reward loss and drug-seeking behavior
Working memory and memory for time in a rat model of ADHD
Universal Design Learning in Neuroscience Education