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I am currently a PhD student (second year) under the supervision of Mathias Pessiglione and Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde.

The aim of my project is to develop techniques that would allow the identification of goals implicitly pursued by individuals when their behavior is ambiguous. On a theoretical level, this project will be able to identify both qualitative and quantitative neural representations of goals.

We use fMRI with different types of tasks such as choice task, rating task or effort task and my research project include :

- Investigation of values, preferences and goals

- Investigation of the interaction of the brain valuation system with other brain systems

- Development of brain activity decoding techniques



2012-Now :

Ph.D. student

Laboratories : Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epinière (ICM, Brain and Spine Institute) / Institut Jean Nicod (IJN), Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS)
Team : Motivation, Brain and Behavior
Supervisors : Mathias Pessiglione (ICM) / Sacha Bourgeois-Gironde (IJN)

Grant : DGA, the French Armament Procurement Agency.

Thesis project : Develop techniques which allow reading preferences and goals in the brain activity.

Doctoral school : ED3C, UPMC