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.

PhD for Thomas Meindertsma!

Long after finishing hist contract in the lab — and quite some time after submitting his thesis — Thomas finally defended his PhD thesis on the impact of uncertainty and surprise on brain states and decision-making in the beautiful Agnietenkapel

MD for Keno Hagena!

Keno Hagena just defended his medical doctoral thesis on a model-based fMRI study investigating the learning of stimulus-response mapping rules. He delivered a very impressive presentation of his work — without any slides, which, are (like an external audience) are

PhD Position on Arousal & Memory-based Decision-Making

We plan to fill a PhD position within a new DFG-funded Research Training Group “Emotional Learning & Memory” at Hamburg, starting this summer! Short description of our project within this consortium: Mounting evidence points to a strong impact of brainstem