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Brad Dixon

PhD Student, Faculty of Science

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Research Summary

My current research interest focuses on cognitive control and its association to the frontal cortices. Performance monitoring and error detection allows us to properly update our behavioural… read more

Current Research

My current research interest focuses on cognitive control and its association to the frontal cortices. Performance monitoring and error detection allows us to properly update our behavioural trajectories in order to attain more efficacious behavioural outcomes. Through electrophysiological measures, and functional imaging, these faculties have been localised to the frontal lobe, specifically areas encompassing the medial frontal lobe, the anterior cingulate cortex, and the lateral prefrontal areas. In more recent years, in vivo metabolic quantification through MRS has delineated metabolic inconsistencies associated with issues of cognitive control within patients of psychopathologies. Using these techniques we aim to establish a link between behavioural measures and physiological measures.

Past Research

My prior research has included an undergraduate project on lateralisation of hemispheric faculties with respect to target localisation and motor movements, and a MSc thesis on imaging of haemodynamic parameters of the visual cortex at 7-Tesla.

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