Andrew westbrook | Post doc


After an early career in Environmental Science & Engineering, Andrew joined Todd Braver at Washington University in Saint Louis to study cognitive control, motivation, and decision-making. A personal interest in cognitive effort (and the lack thereof) led Andrew to his dissertation work on the neural correlates (in fMRI data) of subjective value during decision-making about cognitive effort. Since defending, he joined Roshan Cools at the Donders Institute, in collaboration with Michael Frank at Brown University, investigating how striatal dopamine signaling modulates cognitive control using a combination of PET imaging, pharmacology, eye-tracking, and systems-level neural network modeling.


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