Long term structural and functional plasticity:
This project focuses on the neural basis of long term behavioral change. By combining the behavioral paradigm of the cue approach task (Schonberg et al., 2014) and advanced non-invasive imaging methods (mainly but not only diffusion MRI and fMRI), we are investigating the structural and functional neuroplasticity, which accompanies this change in preferences and choice behavior, both in the short and the long term. The goal is to better understand how we learn (particularly learning through associations and non-reinforced learning), how preferences are performed and which structural and functional brain changes reflect these behaviors. (Rotem).