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Su obtained a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship from the FSR funds. February 2023

Congratulations to Su who got a postdoctoral grant from the Belgian Fonds Spéciaux de Recherche (FSR) involving 2 years of funding.
The goal of her research project is to explore the hypothesis that the co-regulation between decision urgency and movement vigor arises from influences originating in subcortical structures, such as the arousal system and basal ganglia (BG) circuitry. Specifically, the contribution of the arousal system will be tested by means of transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation, while the role of the BG circuitry will be addressed through pharmacological manipulations, with endpoint measures obtained at the level of behavior, electroencephalography & pupillometry. This work is relevant for fundamental neuroscience and also for neurology, as it will help better understand the neural source of decision urgency/impulsivity and the nature of the link that connects this to motor-related aspects of behavior, specifically the vigor of movements.