Researcher

Miss Octavia Soegyono

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Biological psychology

Biography

I am a PhD candidate interested in predictive learning processes and how these processes regulate our behaviours and decisions. Using animal models, I aim to understand how associations between the environment, our actions, and their consequences are acquired, updated and expressed.

My research specifically focuses on the role of delta-opioid receptors on the membrane of cholinergic interneurons and how D1- and D2- spiny projection neurons...view more

I am a PhD candidate interested in predictive learning processes and how these processes regulate our behaviours and decisions. Using animal models, I aim to understand how associations between the environment, our actions, and their consequences are acquired, updated and expressed.

My research specifically focuses on the role of delta-opioid receptors on the membrane of cholinergic interneurons and how D1- and D2- spiny projection neurons interact with these interneurons in the nucleus accumbens shell. In my research I use Pavlovian-Instrumental Transfer paradigms, in combination with various tools such as chemogenetics and optogenetics to manipulate brain regions.

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My Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies/Politics), University of New South Wales (2018)

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons I), University of New South Wales (2019)


My Engagement

Psychology Peer Mentoring Coordinator | 2021-2022

Psychology Postgraduate Representative | 2021

Women in Maths & Science Champion | 2021

Psychology Peer Mentor | 2021


My Teaching

PSYC2101 | Assessment, Personality, and Psychopathology

PSYC1001 | Psychology 1A

PSYC1024 | Clinical Perspectives on Anxiety, Mood and Stress (Marking only)

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