S.A.M.B.A. : Systems Approach to Maladaptive Behaviour & Antisociality
Welcome to this website where you can find information about Dr. Inti Brazil's scientific work. His main interest is studying (mal)adaptive behavior and decision-making and their link to psychopathic/antisocial tendencies in community and offender samples. To achieve this, he examines and tries to integrate multiple levels of description by combining behavioral methods, electrophysiology, s/fMRI, and computational modelling. His current projects and collaborations are focused on:
- how personality constructs are related to cognitive control, affective processing and social decision-making.
- profiling of antisocial individuals using biological and cognitive measures.
- reinforcement-based learning and decision-making in different types of offender populations.
- the impact of yoga and meditation on cognition, brain and epigenetics in offenders.
- how staff characteristics relate to offender characteristics
- how pain distorts decision-making as a function of psychopathic traits
- studying the brain correlates of errorless learning