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
By Anne Urai and Thomas Meindertsma. Last week, we read the latest paper from Josh Gold’s lab: Joshi et al. Relationships between Pupil Diameter and Neuronal Activity in the Locus Coeruleus, Colliculi, and Cingulate Cortex. Neuron (2016). The pupil dilates
By Anne Urai and Peter Murphy. In our lab journal club before the winter break, we read Wimmer et al. (2015). Sensory integration dynamics in a hierarchical network explains choice probabilities in cortical area MT. Nature Communications, 6, 6177. The phenomenon of
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
… and welcome to our new lab website! This blog is curated by our PI Tobias Donner, and all members of our lab contribute. Our lab has just moved from the UvA in Amsterdam to the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) in