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 “summa cum laude” for Anke Braun

Anke Braun was just awarded her PhD with distinction. She successfully defended her thesis on the computational and neural bases of history biases in perceptual decisions. She gave a wonderful overview over the background of her work and the empirical

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