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Action selection under threat: the complex control of human defense

Project description

Exploring human defence mechanisms

Under threat, humans immediately perform a wide range of defence actions. As anxiety disorders involve some of these behaviours, it is important to understand mechanisms of action selection under threat. Existing concepts of human defence behaviour derive from rodent research and focus on a small number of large and cross-species action trends. Since this does not explain the complexity of the fundamental action selection mechanisms, the EU-funded ActionContraThreat project will attempt to understand these psychological mechanisms and explain their neural implementation. The project relies on a cognitive-computational approach to systematically specify the space of actions under threat, explore the psychological mechanism that conditions action selection and describe them with computational algorithms that allow quantitative predictions.

Host institution

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Net EU contribution
€ 688 356,45
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (3)

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 688 356,45
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT ZURICH

Participation ended

Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Ramistrasse 71
8006 Zurich
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 310 393,55
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00