Anticipation, Processing, and Control of primary rewards
This project investigates the perception and neural representation of primary rewards, i.e. tastes, of their visual correspondences (secondary rewards) and of their (mis)matched combination in the human brain. Aims of this project are: (1) to identify the motivational, hedonic and category-specific representations (sweet, sour etc.) of primary rewards, (2) to identify the influence of secondary reinforcers on these representations and (3) to identify the effects of overlearned and novel visuo-gustatory correspondences on these and their functional interplay by means of univariate fMRI-approaches, plus functional connectivity, classification analysis and functional hyperalignment.