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
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
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
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
By Tobias H. Donner. I just got back from the 2019 Gordon Research Conference on Eye Movements Bridging Knowledge About Gaze Control Across Applications, Disorders, Levels and Species. I presented in the session Pupillometry as a Behavioral Indicator, along with
Urai AE, de Gee JW, Tsetsos K, Donner TH. (2019) Choice history biases subsequent evidence accumulation. eLife, 8:e46331. By Anne Urai & Tobias H. Donner. To study the mechanisms of decision-making, researchers often treat individual decisions as isolated events. However,
Our lab is excited to launch a new video seminar series “Computational Cognitive Neuroscience”. The series will feature speakers who have made important contributions the field at different career stages. The seminar will start on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, with
We are currently recruiting new Research Assistants and students for MSc projects (6 months minimum) in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience. If you are interested please email an informal inquiry (with CV) to Tobias Donner.
We just published a lay summary of the Current Biology 2018 Report by Talluri et al on confirmation bias in Science Breaker.
Wonderful news: Kostis Tsetsos has launched his ERC Starting Grant at the UKE, remaining closely affiliated with our lab. Congrats, Kostis! He will soon be looking for postdocs and students, so stay tuned…