Within less than two days, Tom received two excellent news. He won the 2018 Best Paper Award of the SFB 936, for his 2018 paper in PLoS Biol on catecholaminergic modulation of perceptual and cortical variability. More importantly, he also
Anke and Bharath have just been awarded a 1-year Postdoc Transition Grant from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, in order to continue their successful work on history effects in perceptual decision-making. Congrats, Anke & Bharath!
Anne has won the dissertation prize of the Dutch Society of Psychonomics (NVP), which is awarded every two years for the best PhD thesis in the field of cognitive neuroscience. The jury was impressed not only by the quality of the
Tom Pfeffer was awarded his PhD with distinction (“summa cum laude”). In the defence of his thesis, Tom gave a fantastic talk that summarised all the diverse work has done over the past 4 years. The committee and one further external reviewer were truly impressed. Tom’s PhD
Our recent paper titled “Dynamic modulation of decision biases by brainstem arousal systems” was selected as the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) “Paper of the Month”. The accompanying text reads as follows: The paper constitutes a significant advancement in the
Rudy van den Brink has been awarded a Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers. Starting from July 2017, he will join our lab for two years to work on the project “Active Top-Down Coordination of Switches in Human Cognition”, which is
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!