Congratulations to the PhD candidate Bushra Masalha, Prof. Nilly Mor and Dr. Shiri Ben-David, who were awarded a grant by the Israel Cancer Association along with collaborators Prof. Nazanin Derakshan from Birkbeck University of London, UK and Dr. Adi Nitzan-Luques from Hadassah medical center. Read more about Congratulations to the PhD candidate Bushra Masalha, Prof. Nilly Mor and Dr. Shiri Ben-David
It is known that compulsivity is linked to a problem in planning based on a cognitive map of the environment, which is necessary for predicting the consequences of our actions. Paul Sharp, from Dr. Eran Eldar’s lab, found that this problem is associated with a more fundamental impairment in learning the structure of cognitive maps. Paul demonstrated this impairment in three different experiments in collaboration with researchers from University College London.
See full article https://psyarxiv.com/63fq8/(The paper expected to be published at Psychological Medicine).