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Mechanisms of reward and reward sensitivity in resilience

The precise neural networks that are involved in resilience are yet to be defined. In this project, Dr Justine Gatt together with PhD student Rebecca Alexander will focus on identifying the precise role of reward in the resilience process; in particular the role of reward sensitivity and different paradigms of measurement in young adults. This project includes an examination of the resilience process during the naturalistic stressor of academic examinations.