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 Ashvanti Valji

Ashvanti Valji

Research student, School of Psychology

Email:
valjia@cardiff.ac.uk
Location:
Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ

Research summary

I am interested in using structural and functional MRI methods to investigate the neural mechanisms of intrinsic motivation, learning and memory consolidation. My PhD project will focus on curiosity, a form of intrinsic motivation, and its contribution to our everyday learning of new information. In order to better understand the differences which exist between individuals and states of curiosity my project will also examine the role personality and/or curiosity traits play on learning.

Teaching summary

Postgraduate tutor – Supporting Year 1 Psychology students in developing and improving skills in writing scientific reports through deliverance of tutorials and feedback on their marked practical reports.

Research interests

Research topics and related papers

I am interested in using structural and functional MRI methods to investigate the neural mechanisms of intrinsic motivation, learning and memory consolidation. My PhD project will focus on curiosity, a form of intrinsic motivation, and its contribution to our everyday learning of new information. In order to better understand the differences which exist between individuals and states of curiosity my project will also examine the role personality/curiosity traits play on learning.

Research group

Neuroscience

CUBRIC

Memory and Motivation Lab:

Research collaborators

Matthias Gruber

Teaching

Postgraduate tutor – Supporting Year 1 Psychology students in developing and improving skills in writing scientific reports through deliverance of tutorials and feedback on their marked practical reports.

Dr Matthias Gruber

Dr Matthias Gruber

Senior Research Fellow

Professor Andrew Lawrence

Professor Andrew Lawrence

Professor, Head of Cognitive Neuroscience

2019

2018