Anne Urai was awarded her PhD with distinction (“summa cum laude”). Anne gave a wonderful talk summarizing her outstanding work over the past 4.5 years. Her studies provided important and novel insights into the computational and neural basis of history biases in human choice behavior. We celebrated Anne’s defence as well
By Jan Willem de Gee, Anne Urai & Tobias Donner. Our lab’s take on authorship Scientific authorship is a decisive factor for a career in academia. Yet, it seems to us that the criteria for authorship are not discussed in
Anne has won the dissertation prize of the Dutch Society of Psychonomics (NVP), which is awarded every two years for the best PhD thesis in the field of cognitive neuroscience. The jury was impressed not only by the quality of the
Tom Pfeffer was awarded his PhD with distinction (“summa cum laude”). In the defence of his thesis, Tom gave a fantastic talk that summarised all the diverse work has done over the past 4 years. The committee and one further external reviewer were truly impressed. Tom’s PhD
Our recent paper titled “Dynamic modulation of decision biases by brainstem arousal systems” was selected as the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) “Paper of the Month”. The accompanying text reads as follows: The paper constitutes a significant advancement in the
Rudy van den Brink has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers. Starting from July 2017, he will join our lab for two years to work on the project “Active Top-Down Coordination of Switches in Human Cognition”, which is
Kobe Desender received an outgoing PEGASUS Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant from the Fonds Wetenschappelijke Onderzoek (FWO-Vlaanderen). Starting from February 2017, he will join our lab for two years two work on the project “Using decision confidence for cognitive optimization”. More information about his
Tom received a 1-year postdoc transition grant from the UKE. This will support a joint project with Gustavo Deco on the project “State-depent modulation of the correlation structure of large-scale cortical activity fluctuations”, to be carried out in 2017. Congrats, Tom!
Bharath received a travel grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim fonds to cover the costs for his 3 months visit at the Berlin Center for Advanced Neuroimaging (BCAN), to work on a joint project with John-Dylan Haynes on sequential effects in decision-making. Congrats, Bharath!
By Tobias Donner. These reflections are triggered by the recent NeuroView article Interactionist Neuroscience by David Badre, Michael Frank, and Christopher Moore, published in Neuron in December 2015. The authors highlight an ongoing revolution in neuroscience: the systematic, structural and functional