The lab is led by Dr Noham Wolpe, a clinical psychiatrist and a researcher.
Our broad interest is in how mental health factors, such as mood and motivation, affect our everyday actions and movements.
We are recruiting MSc/PhD/postdocs for a research project looking at how people perceive effort.
Please contact us directly for more information and for informal enquiries!
We show that reduced motivation, which is part of what is called 'negative symptoms' in schizophrenia, is partly explained by medication-induced sedation. This has significant implications for the as yet poorly treated negative symptoms in schizophrenia.
Our recent work (full manuscript) shows that the pre-supplementary motor area exerts inhibitory control over our voluntary action by dynamically adjusting the thresholds for making a response.
Mini-talk I gave about these findings at the 'EPS Workshop on Decision Making in Voluntary Action' in 2021.