By Thomas Meindertsma and Tobias Donner Even the most elementary perceptual decisions result from complex cascades of neural computations in the brain. Such elementary decisions entail responding to simple patterns of light on the retina with arbitrarily mapped motor act. Previous research has shown
By Jan Willem de Gee and Tobias Donner. When asked to make repeated decisions we will often choose differently each time even when we are given the same information to inform our choice. A stock trader, for example, will typically be
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
By Anne Urai and Tobias Donner. The first paper of Anne’s PhD is now out! In this project, we investigated the relationship between pupil dilation, decision uncertainty and across-trial patterns of decisions. When making decisions about the world, each choice 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!
Anne presented her work on pupil dilation and decision uncertainty at the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC) Brain Day on the 24th of June, and won the best poster award for her work. Congrats Anne! Anne Urai wins ABC Poster Award
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 Anne Urai. I recently visited NYU Shanghai, one of New York University’s global campuses, while on holiday in China. NYU has partnered with East China Normal University, and I visited Dr. Jeffrey Erlich in his office at the leafy Zhongbei campus.
By Bharath Chandra Talluri. Computational neuroscientists attempt to understand the human brain by building computational models at various levels of abstraction. These models range from detailed low level biophysical models to highly abstract system level models. A single class of