Polyanska, Liliana

Main Focus

What is the role of brain signal variability in maintaining high flexibility and ability to adapt to the ever changing world? To answer this question, Liliana uses psychological (cognitive tests), neurocognitive (EEG, fMRI) and physiological (eye tracking) measures, as well as computational modelling in the context of reinforcement learning. Specifically, she investigates whether brain signal variability can advance our understanding of the exploration-exploitation trade-off. Other important questions include the role of the LC-NA system and how these processes develop across the lifespan.

Curriculum Vitae

2021 (expected): Dr. rer. nat. in Psychology, Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research, Max Planck Institute for Human Development / Freie Universität Berlin

2018: MSc in Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Freie Universität Berlin

2015: BSc in Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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