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Research Interests

My lab focuses on neural and computational principles of human learning and decision making, with an emphasis on olfactory-guided behavior. Our research relates to clinical work in the Neurology Department by exploring the neural basis of learning and behavior which is disrupted in many neurological disorders such as addiction, Parkinson’s disease, and frontotemporal dementia.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin

… → 2011

Research interests

  • Addiction
  • Behavioral Biology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Neuroscience
  • Parkinson’s Disease

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Grants 2016 2023

Parkinson Disease
Olfactory Pathways
Prefrontal Cortex
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Research Output 2007 2019

  • 2557 Citations
  • 45 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Comment/debate

Characterizing functional pathways of the human olfactory system

Zhou, G., Lane, G., Cooper, S. L., Kahnt, T. & Zelano, C. M., Jul 1 2019, In : eLife. 8, e47177.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Olfactory Pathways
Olfactory Bulb
Temporal Lobe

Grid-like Neural Representations Support Olfactory Navigation of a Two-Dimensional Odor Space

Bao, X., Gjorgieva, E., Shanahan, L. K., Howard, J. D., Kahnt, T. & Gottfried, J. A., Jun 5 2019, In : Neuron. 102, 5, p. 1066-1075.e5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Entorhinal Cortex
Grid Cells

Sensory prediction errors in the human midbrain signal identity violations independent of perceptual distance

Suarez, J. A., Howard, J. D., Schoenbaum, G. & Kahnt, T., Apr 5 2019, In : eLife. 8

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
6 Citations (Scopus)

A decade of decoding reward-related fMRI signals and where we go from here

Kahnt, T., Oct 15 2018, In : Neuroimage. 180, p. 324-333 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Prefrontal Cortex
Brain Mapping
Parietal Lobe

Frontostriatal pathways gate processing of behaviorally relevant reward dimensions

Weber, S. C., Kahnt, T., Quednow, B. B. & Tobler, P. N., Oct 1 2018, In : PLoS biology. 16, 10, p. e2005722

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Imaging techniques