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Thesis defense Jasminka Majdandzic (Donders Series 36)

Date of news: 23 June 2010

As a PhD student, Jasminka Majdandzic worked at the Donders Institute (Centre for Cognition and Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging). She performed fMRI research to investigate how the brain controls different outcome-related aspects of action control. She has action selection in three different domains: preparing individual actions, observing action of others, and preparing collaborative actions with others. She has shown that action outcomes determine which action element is controlled by the brain, ranging from spatial object information when actions are about grasping an object, to mental construct ("let's do this together") when action are collaborative.