Research in our lab investigates the neurobiological and psychological mechanisms of adaptive behaviour and learning, including how they develop, and what role they play in psychopathology

We use functional and structural neuroimaging, neurochemical imaging, peripheral and central psychophysiology, mathematical modelling, behavioural testing, and personality and psychodiagnostic instruments

With collaborators from multiple disciplines, we work at the interface of the following themes:

  • Multi-level studies of the regulation of positive and negative emotion

  • Network function in expert and disordered decision-making

  • The neurobiology of belief and agent-level representation

  • Typical and atypical adolescent brain development

  • The links between brain, hormone, and cardiovascular function across the lifespan

Anastasia Christakou

Professor of NeuroscienceDirector of CINN