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I have primarily been trained and worked as a medical doctor (MBBS) with a subsequent MSc from The University of York, UK and a PhD in Neurosciences from QIMR Berghofer/The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. I utilise neuroimaging (LFPs, fMRI) and neuromodulation tools (TMS) to understand the functioning of key brain regions, their interactions as well as meso/macroscale brain dynamics. I also specialise in psychophysiological measures (heart rate and skin conductance) and especially facial thermal imaging having developed methods for its analyses. Using traditional task paradigms as well and naturalistic ones such as movies, these streams of research form the basis for my investigations on neurobiological underpinnings of emotions, interoception, decision-making and their breakdown in affective disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders and addictions.