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Dr John Grogan

Dopaminergic polymorphisms in healthy memory and dementia

My research looks at the role of dopamine in reinforcement learning and memory, and I test Parkinson's Disease patients, varying their medication states in order to affect the level of dopamine in their brains. I also fit computational models of reinforcement learning to the patients' data, in order to see whether dopamine medication changes parameters of the models when fit to data.

 

Research keywords

  • Reinforcement
  • Decision making
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Dopamine
  • Computational Modelling

Diseases related to this field of research

  • Parkinson's Disease

Processes and functions relevant to this work

  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Decision Making