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Prof. Dr. Birte Forstmann


  • Position
  • Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Field of interest
  • cognition; imaging ; statistical modeling ; decision-making
  • Institute
  • Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam

Our research strategy capitalizes on individual differences in psychological processes involved in decision-making, and the interaction between quantitative modeling and cognitive neuroscience.



The psychology of decision-making

My general research goal is to understand the brain mechanisms that allow people to adapt quickly to changes in their environment. My work combines mathematical modeling with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), ultra-high resolution 7T MRI, and electroencephalography (EEG). My general research strategy capitalizes on individual differences in psychological processes involved in decision-making and interference control. Process models and descriptive models quantify the process of interest for each individual separately, and structural and functional brain imaging techniques subsequently relate inter-individual variation in psychological processes to inter-individual variation in the neural substrate.

Dr. Forstmann appointed professor (in Dutch)




Cases

Cognition

Bromocriptine does not affect decision-making

Cognition

Bias in the brain