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Lorenz Deserno

Lorenz Deserno

l [dot] deserno [at] ucl [dot] ac [dot] uk

Short CV

2016-2018 Clinical training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Leipzig, Germany
2014-2018 Post-doc, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
2014 Dr. med. (research doctorate), Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
2012 Medical degree (license to practise), Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Research Interests

  • Habitual and goal-directed decision-making, working memory
  • Dopaminergic neuromodulation
  • Neurocomputational mechanisms of addiction and eating disorders
  • Neurocomputational mechanisms of Schizophrenia

Selected Publications

Reiter A, Heinze HJ, Schlagenhauf F,Deserno L:Impaired flexible reward-based decision-making in binge eating disorder: evidence from computational modeling and functional Neuroimaging. Neuropsychopharmacology, 2017.

Deserno L, Huys QJM, Boehme R, Buchert R, Heinze HJ, Grace AA, Dolan R, Heinz A, Schlagenhauf F: Ventral striatal dopamine reflects behavioral and neural signatures of model-based control during sequential decision making. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, 2015.

Deserno L, Wilbertz T, Reiter A, Horstmann A, Neumann J, Villringer A, Heinze HJ, Schlagenhauf F: Lateral prefrontal model-based signatures are reduced in healthy individuals with high trait impulsivity. Translational Psychiatry, 2015.

Deserno L, Beck A, Huys QJM, Lorenz RC, Buchert R, Buchholz HG, Plotkin M, Kumakara, Y, Cumming P, Rapp MA, Heinze HJ, Schlagenhauf F, Heinz A: Chronic alcohol intake abolishes the relationship between dopamine synthesis capacity and learning signals in ventral striatum. European Journal of Neuroscience, 2015.

Deserno L, Sterzer P, Wüstenberg T, Heinz A, Schlagenhauf F: Reduced prefrontal-parietal effective connectivity and working memory in schizophrenia. Journal of Neuroscience, 2012. 

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