I started my PhD at King’s College London University in February 2019 after a BSc in Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience from McGill University and a MSc in Neuroscience from the University of Strasbourg (Joint program between the universities of Strasbourg, Freiburg and Basel). I aim to identify the neurobiological underpinnings of irritability and aggression in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and in psychopathy, with a focus on the rewarding and aversive components of aggression. I will explore these processes in a) mouse models and b) individuals with ASD and individuals with psychopathy using functional MRI investigations of frustration within reward learning tasks.
- Neurobiology of Aggression in Neurodevelopment Disorders
- Antisocial Personality Disorder and Psychopathy
- Mouse models of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Member of the FANS department and Dr. M. Petrinovic’s Laboratory
The endocannabinoid system is modulated in reward and homeostatic brain regions following diet-induced obesity in rats: a cluster analysis approach
Romain Bourdy, Alexandra Hertz, Dominique Filliol, Virginie Andry, Yannick Goumon, Jorge Mendoza, Mary C. Olmstead & Katia Befort