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    Dr Paula Banca

    University Position
    Research Associate


    My research is aimed at understanding the neural mechanisms underlying action control with the purpose of developing more effective treatments in psychiatric diseases. I am interested in compulsive disorders, particularly Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. I am currently working with Professor Trevor Robbins, as a postdoc, exploring possible dysfunctions in habit formation and perseveration in OCD.

    Key Publications


    Cortical glutamate and GABA are related to compulsive behaviour in individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder and healthy controls.

    Journal: Nat Commun
    E-pub date: 27 Jun 2023
    Authors: M Biria, P Banca, MP Healy, E Keser, SJ Sawiak, CT Rodgers, C Rua, AMFLP de Souza, AA Marzuki, A Sule, KD Ersche, TW Robbins