Faculty member

Dr Mona Garvert
Phone:+49 341 9940-197

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences


Research Interests

Our group uses behavioural, computational and neuroimaging methods to understand neural codes underlying complex human behaviour. We are particularly interested in how the brain extracts and stores regularities from our experiences in order to facilitate decision making in novel situations. We study these mechanisms at the level of neural representations in the human brain, in the hope that this level of description will one day help us understand how neural coding mechanisms go awry in clinical populations

Available PhD projects

Current projects in the lab address the following questions:
How does the representation of knowledge change as a function of its relevance for behaviour?
How can knowledge about the world be used to make novel inference about the distribution of rewards and aversive stimuli that we have never directly experienced?
How can new knowledge be integrated with existing knowledge?

A PhD project can be designed around these lines of research.

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