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Apathy and effort-based decision making: a cognitive mechanism underlying amotivated behaviour

Abstract:

Apathy is a common, debilitating but poorly understood disorder of motivation that manifests in reduced goal directed behaviours. The integration of cost and reward information about potential actions is central to normal motivated behaviour. This thesis will argue that disruption of this normal process – often termed effort-based decision making – underlies the clinical syndrome of apathy.

Two broad sets of questions are investigated to address this hypothesis, in clinically apathe...

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Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
Department:
GTC
Role:
Author

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
New College
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
MSD
Sub department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Supervisor
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Name:
Christopher Welch Scholarship in Biological Sciences
Grant:
GAF1415_CB2_ MSD_758342
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Name:
Wellcome Trust
Grant:
098282
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Name:
Green Templeton College Partnership Award
Grant:
GAF1415_CB2_ MSD_758342
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Name:
Clarendon Fund
Grant:
GAF1415_CB2_ MSD_758342
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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Deposit date:
2019-01-24

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