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The reward circuits of the striatum

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only
    Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Project Description

The striatum is a brain area crucially involved in action selection and reward-mediated learning. Unravelling the neuronal circuits underlying these functions is essential to understand their operation and to find therapies for when things go wrong (for instance in drug addiction). State of the art electrophysiological techniques and photostimulation (optogenetics) will be used.

Funding Notes

Requirements: We ask for a good honours degree of 2:1 or above and generally a masters or pending masters (merit or distinction) in Psychology or a related discipline.

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How good is research at University of Sheffield in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience?

FTE Category A staff submitted: 34.45

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