Decisions and dopamine in frontal cortical circuits


  • Dr Armin Lak

    University College London

Project summary

Armin will use his Fellowship to investigate the neurobiological bases of adaptive goal-directed behaviour. He will work with Professor Matteo Carandini and Professor Kenneth Harris at UCL, and Professor Adam Kepecs at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, while benefiting from the mentorship of Professor Wolfram Schultz at the University of Cambridge. By combining electrophysiological, imaging, optogenetic, and behavioural tools in awake behaving animals, Armin aims to uncover the fronto-basal ganglia-interactive roles in perception and decision making.