Current Research and Scholarly Interests
When exploring the circuits of the brain, one gets the same feeling of infinity as when gazing at the stars on a Scandinavian winters night?. The reason for this is the vast amounts of neural connectivity and complexity of the brain.
My research evolves around deciphering the neural circuits of affective disorders. I am particularly interested in how affective and motivational states relate to each other and are encoded in the mesolimbic reward system. More specifically, I would like to find the neurocircuitry responsible for pathologies such as drug addiction, depression and negative affect during inflammatory disorders, in the hope that we can find better treatments against these.