Research Overview

The purpose of our research is to investigate how people acquire new habits and how habits can sometimes become inflexible, leading to compulsions, which is a major component in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

We aim to study the neural and psychological processes that characterise the transitions from habits to compulsions. We have previously conducted a similar study, using other methods, in which we had very interesting results and also very positive feedback from the participants.

Now we aim to deepen our knowledge on this topic by testing the same psychological constructs but with additional psychological, imaging and electrophysiological measures, which will help us to understand better the link between habits and compulsions in OCD.