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.

Brainstem Modulation of Large-Scale Intrinsic Cortical Activity Correlations. 

van den Brink RL, Pfeffer T & Donner TH. 2019. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 13:340. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2019.00340. Brain activity fluctuates continuously, even in the absence of changes in sensory input or motor output. These intrinsic activity fluctuations are correlated across brain regions and

PhD “summa cum laude” for Jan Willem de Gee

Jan Willem de Gee was awarded his PhD with distinction (“summa cum laude”). He gave a beautiful talk that summarized his deep and novel insights into the relationship between phasic arousal and decision-making. This work had started with his MSc internship, already published in

Confidence predicts speed-accuracy tradeoff for subsequent choices

Desender K, Boldt A, Verguts T & Donner TH. (2019) Confidence Predicts Speed-accuracy Tradeoff for Subsequent Choices. eLife. 8: e43499. By Kobe Desender & Tobias Donner. Humans can provide precise judgments of the accuracy of their choices. When we feel confident in