16 March 2022: Decisions under the influence of TMS and augmented reality: Opportunities for computational modeling

Travis Baker
Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience
Rutgers University

In this talk, I will present two recent studies using TMS to manipulate electrophysiological and computational correlates of decision-making, and augmented reality (AR) to manipulate real-world environments in real-time during goal-directed navigation. Because TMS offers a powerful tool for investigating causal brain-behavior relations, and AR can alter one’s ongoing perception of the real-world, such experimental applications, when paired with computational modeling, may help reconcile or dispute theories and models of decision-making, help increase the ecological validity of human decision-making studies, and advance our understanding and treatment of mental disorders, with a special focus on addictions.

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