I am working with the Sensorimotor Control and Learning research group of Prof. van Dam at the TU-Darmstadt. Together with the Translational Neuroimaging (TNM) Lab from the University of Marburg we examine how our actions shape a sense of agency (SoA) and how that is disturbed in schizophrenia spectrum disorder (SSD).
We explore implicit measurements of an SoA in behavioural and eye-tracking data from novel tracking tasks. Also, we apply and adapt models from Optimal Control and Reinforcement Learning to capture and explain the SoA.
With the TNM Lab we test the application of our paradigms and models as behavioural biomarkers for diagnosing SSD and for verifying hypotheses about the inner processes of the disorder.