04/07/2017 - 12:00 - Sala Charles Darwin

Impulsive decisions: Cognitive mechanisms and novel interventions for addiction and obesity

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Antonio Verdejo-García

Addiction Integrated Research Program, Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences. Clayton, Australia

Antonio Verdejo-García, from the Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, focuses on the cognitive and neural mechanisms underpinning executive control and decision-making, and their implications for addiction and obesity. Current projects are directed to examine the longitudinal association between executive function and decision-making cognitive profiles and brain systems and treatment response and outcomes in addiction and obesity; and to study the impact of cognitive enhancement interventions on treatment outcomes in addiction. Core topics include the domains of executive function, decision-making, interoception and emotion and conditions like addiction and obesity. He has been invited by Rafael de la Torre (IMIM).