HANS MELO

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MSc, University College London (2010)
MA, University of Hong Kong (2009)
BSc, Louisiana State University (2006)

My current research explores how the brain supports switching to a new course of action in decision-making. One possibility is that it is accomplished through evidence accumulation, such that under normal circumstances an agent will prefer to continue its current course of action until enough evidence has been accumulated to indicate a potential benefit of adopting a new policy. Proactive preparatory neural signals may reflect evidence accumulation as they may be integrated in the brain in order to elicit a change in course of action (or policy) and guide decision-making. I take an interdisciplinary approach combining methodologies from psychology, cognitive neuroscience, computer science (reinforcement learning in particular).

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