Decision Neuroscience

At the Center for Decision Neuroscience, we are studying the neural and cognitive mechansims underlying decision making and learning. Our research methods comprise the assessment and mathematical modeling of choices and learning processes, neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, EEG), and eye-tracking.

We are a team of young researchers with close connections to the Center for Economic Psychology (Prof. Rieskamp) and the Master and PhD programs in Social, Economic, and Decision Psychology (check out the SWE-blog).


05.12.2019   Our work on attention and normalization in multi-alternative decisions got accepted at Nature Human Behaviour (link will follow)!

29.11.2019   Congrats to Michael, who recevied the Steven-Karger Prize at this year's Dies Academicus - for his/our Psychological Review paper as the best publication of the faculty in the last year!

01.10.2019   Some of our work will be presented at conferences in October: Regina got a poster and Michael a poster spotlight presentation at Neuroeconomics. Sebastian gives a talk and Peter has a poster at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) meeting.

15.09.2019   A paper in collaboration with Jan Glaescher's team in Hamburg about semantic congruency has been accepted at Frontiers of Integrative Neuroscience

26.08.2019   New publication in Computational Brain & Behavior: A commentary on the importance of power analyses for cognitive modeling.

01.08.2019   Gregory Benjamin Elbel and NoĆ«lle Burri joined our team as new student assistants. Welcome and best wishes for a good start!

21.06.2019   Regina has been accepted in the antelope program, a career program for female (post)doctoral researchers. It includes an expert exchange, a career camp and several coaching sessions. Congratulations!

18.04.2019   Lauras publication on a reinforcement learning diffusion decision model for value-based decisions, published in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, is now online.

08.02.2019   New publication in eLife, in which we present a simple and very efficient method to better connect cognitive models with brain data.

17.01.2019   Laura defended her doctoral thesis successfully and received the top grade of summa cum laude. Congratulations!

08.01.2019   We have a review article on complex value-based decisions together with Jerome Busemeyer und Brandon Turner in Trends in Cognitive Sciences.