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Mansouri Laboratory

Cognitive Neuroscience

Welcome to the Mansouri Lab

We study the neural substrate and underlying mechanisms of cognitive control and flexibility.

We're part of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, and a member of the Neuroscience Program and the Department of Physiology.

Dr Farshad Alizadeh Mansouri

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Our research

In a changing environment we need to select the most appropriate behaviour-guiding rules to achieve our goals. We also need to assess the outcome of our decision and flexibly shift between rules.  We study the neural substrate and underlying mechanisms of such cognitive flexibility. We have implemented various techniques such as lesion-behavioural study, single-cell recording and non-invasive brain stimulation in humans and also in animal models to address these questions.

  • Behavioural and inactivation studies in the context of cognitive tasks to assess executive functions in humans and animal models.

  • Examining the neuronal mechanisms underlying executive control of behaviour.

  • Developing theoretical models to describe the neural architecture of cognitive control in primates.


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