ANDY LEE, Psychology Department, University of Toronto at Scarborough
Title: Hippocampal contributions to approach-avoidance conflict decision-making: what do rodent and human studies tell us?
Ebbinghaus Empire Series 2016-2017
VIDEO RECORDING OF TALK
Abstract: There has been increasing interest in the role of the hippocampus indecision-making. One line of inquiry is whether this structure plays animportant role in processing approach-avoidance conflict, a situation thatarises when a stimulus is associated simultaneously with both positive andnegative valences. In this talk, I will briefly discuss historical data inthe literature, which speak to this issue and then go on to describe threerecent studies (rodent lesion and human functional MRI) that were conductedspecifically to address this question. I will then finish by speculating howa role for the hippocampus in approach-avoidance conflict processing may (ormay not) be related to the other well-studied functions of this structure.
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