Dr Jen Lewis (Honorary Research Associate)
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I completed my PhD in 2012 under the supervision of Professor Kevin Gurney, during which I examined the selection and maintenance of working memory representations in associative basal ganglia-cortical loops, and their influence on action selection. I focused in particular on the simulation of routine tasks and understanding the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying typical patterns of error in human performance. I also worked with Dr. Tom Stafford and Dr. Martin Thirkettle on the IM-CLeVeR project examining the influence of visual perception on action learning.
- Computational neuroscience of action selection and decision making
- Models of multiple basal ganglia-thalamocortical loops
- The role of visual feedback on action acquisition
- PhD funded by the EPSRC
- Redgrave, P., Gurney, K., Stafford, T., Thirkettle, M. & Lewis, J (2013), The role of the basal ganglia in discovering novel actions , Intrinsically Motivated Learning in Natural and Artificial Systems, G Baldassarre and M Mirolli, editors. p129-150. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg.
- J.M. Lewis, J.M. Chambers, P. Redgrave, K.N. Gurney (2011), Flexible sequential action selection in a computational model of multiple basal ganglia-thalamocortical loops., 2011 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2011. Online.
- Jennifer M Lewis, Jonathan M Chambers, Peter Redgrave, Kevin Gurney (2011), A computational model of interconnected basal ganglia-thalamocortical loops for goal directed action sequences, BMC Neuroscience, 12(Suppl 1), 136.