Welcome to the DonnerLab

The lab is based at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf.
The lab is affiliated with the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Center
and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin.

The Baylor-UKE connection: the visit of Matt McGinley

From Jan Willem de Gee and Tobias Donner. We recently hosted Dr. Matthew G. McGinley as a Visiting Researcher funded by the SFB936 program, currently running in its second phase here at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf. Our reason to

New paper published in PLoS Biology: Catecholamines alter the intrinsic variability of cortical population activity and perception

By Thomas Pfeffer and Tobias Donner. The catecholaminergic neurotransmitters noradrenaline and dopamine are important regulators of brain state, and their function is impaired in several psychiatric disorders. An influential account posits that noradrenaline renders inference and decision-making more variable (exploratory)

New paper published in J Neuroscience: Adaptive History Biases Result from Confidence-weighted Accumulation of Past Choices

By Anke Braun & Tobias Donner. Our decisions are often influenced by the history of our preceding choices: We tend to repeat (or alternate) decisions more often than expected by chance. Computational models postulate that these choice history biases result