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Natalie Rens

PhD Candidate - Queensland Brain Institute
Every day we make decisions about our lives, yet we understand very little about how our brains process all the necessary information to come to such decisions. 
My research concerns the dynamics of free decision-making, with a particular focus on the unconscious brain states that precede our conscious intention to act.
I am currently using neuroimaging (fMRI) in combination with a fine-grained spatial analysis technique (Multi-Voxel Pattern Analysis) to investigate the patterns of 
neural activation that occur across the brain while individuals perform voluntary decisions.

I started my PhD in the Cunnington Lab in 2014 under the supervision of Associate Professor Ross Cunnington.