Jessica McFadyen

Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research

Curriculum Vitae

  • Bachelor of Psychology Science (Hons I), University of Queensland, Australia
  • PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, 2019, Queensland Brain Institute, Australia

Research interests

  • Computational modelling of behaviour and neural systems during aversive decision-making
  • Neural circuitry underlying rapid threat perception
  • Functional subcortical-cortical interactions evoked by surprising or uncertain threat

Selected publications

McFadyen, J., Smout, C., Tsuchiya, N., Mattingley, J. B., & Garrido, M. I. (submitted). Surprising threats accelerate evidence accumulation for conscious perception. bioRxiv, 525519.

McFadyen, J., Mattingley, J. B., & Garrido, M. I. (2019). An afferent white matter pathway from the pulvinar to the amygdala facilitates fear recognition. eLife, 8, e40766.

McFadyen, J., Mermillod, M., Mattingley, J. B., Halász, V., & Garrido, M. I. (2017). A rapid subcortical amygdala route for faces irrespective of spatial frequency and emotion. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(14), 3864-3874.

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