Lab colloquium

Winter term 2022/2023


18.10. Introduction to winter term

25.10. Introduction into brain connectivity, gradients und cortical hierarchies (Clara Weber)

01.11. Invited talk by Aleya Flechsenhaar (LMU Munich): The e-LOOP: Can we learn to be empathic?

08.11. “Superstitious Learning of Abstract Order from Random Reinforcement.” (Yuhao et al., preprint) 

15.11. “A Corticostriatal Pathway Mediating Self-Efficacy Enhancement.” (Shany et al., 2022)

22.11. “Interactions between Attributions and Beliefs at Trial-by-Trial Level: Evidence from a Novel Computer Game Task.” (Zamfir & Dayan, 2022)

29.11. Invited online lecture by Elena Zamfir (University of Oxford) on “Interactions between attributions and beliefs at trial-by-trial level: Evidence from a novel computer game task”

06.12. “The Role of Predictions, Their Confirmation, and Reward in Maintaining the Self-Concept.” (Mokady & Reggev, 2022)

13.12. Presentation of initial analyses of the SOREAL project (Yana Schwarze)

20.12. X-mas special: “The Value of Failure in Science: The Story of Grandmother Cells in Neuroscience” (Barwich, 2019) 

10.01. Presentation of initial analyses of the i-LOOP (Laura Rosenbusch & Alica Steinert)


24.01. Presentation of MA projects by Konrad Krahl und Jan Weis

31.01. “Mesolimbic dopamine release conveys causal associations“ (Jeong et al., 2022)

06.02. “What Is Computational Psychiatry Good For?” (Browning et al., 2022)

Winter term 2021/2022


19.10. Introduction to winter term & reports from the CPC in Zürich

26.10. Short presentation by Clara Weber on her planned PhD project (guests: Thomas Martinetz & Amir Madany)

02.11. “How the Discrepancy Between Prior Expectations and New Information Influences Expectation Updating in Depression-The Greater, the Better?” (Kube et al., 2021)

09.11. “Reward biases spontaneous neural reactivation during sleep” (Sterpenich et al., 2021)

16.11. “Subjective Arousal and Perceived Control Clarify Heterogeneity in Inflammatory and Affective Outcomes” (Ghane et al., 2021)

23.11. Invited talk by Geert-Jan Will (Utrecht University): Neural and computational processes underlying dynamic changes in self-esteem

30.11. BA/MA forum and presentations

07.12. Short presentation of grant proposals

14.12. Decision-making ability, psychopathology, and brain Connectivity (Moutoussis et al., 2021)

21.12. x-mas special: Video presentation by Tali Sharot at the PsychoNeuroEconomics conference

11.01. Practical session: How to present a poster

18.01. “The value of confidence: Confidence prediction errors drive value-based learning in the absence of external feedback” (Pzatschinsky et al., 2021)

25.01. Invited talk by Julie Lasselin (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden): “Experimental endotoxemia”

01.02. “Replacing academic journals” (Brembs et al., 2021)

Summer term 2021


06.04. Introduction summer term on “Social learning”

13.04. Rehearsal PhD defense

20.04. Learning About the Self: Motives for coherence and positivity constrain learning from self (Elder et al.)

27.04. „W2-Klinische Psychologie“ hearings

04.05. Learning from other minds: An optimistic critique of reinforcement learning models of social learning (Velez & Gweon)

11.05. Emotion as information in early social learning (Wu et al.)

18.05. Signed and unsigned reward prediction errors dynamically enhance learning and memory (Rouhani & Niv)

25.05. Lab-meeting / Discussion BA & MA

01.06. Seven Computations of the Social Brain (Molapour et al.)

08.06. The primacy of behavioral research for understanding the brain (Niv)

15.06. Lab-meeting / Discussion BA & MA

22.06. How Computational Modeling Can Force Theory Building in Psychological Science (Guest & Martin)

29.06. End of term & summary

Winter term 2020/2021


20.10. Introduction into rStudio (Finn Lübber)

Block I: Immunology (Finn Lübber & Tanja Lange)

27.10. Introduction I 

03.11. Introduction II

10.11. Free slot for MA presentation by Viktor Wahner

17.11.  Introduction III

Block II: MVPA/RSA (David Stolz/ Annalina Mayer)

24.11. Introduction I

01.12. Introduction II

08.12. Introduction III

15.12. free slot for BA/MA presentation 

Block III: Social grids? (Alexander Schröder & Frieder Paulus) 

12.01. Introduction I

19.01. Introduction II 

26.01. Introduction III

02.02. end of term 

Summer term 2020


Block I: What is Open Science and how does it work? (Lena Rademacher)

21.04. Open Science Collaboration “Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science” 

28.04. Scheel et al, preprint “An excess of positive results: Comparing the standard Psychology literature with Registered Reports”

05.05. Allen & Mehler 2019 “Open science challenges, benefits and tips in early career and beyond”

12.05. Invited talk by Julia Beitner from the Open Science Initiative, Frankfurt

Block II: Value und der VMPFC (David Stolz)

19.05. Stalnaker et al.: “What OFC does not do”

26.05. Aoki et al.: “Value of Choices and Social Equality in vmPFC”  

02.06. Pfingsten

09.06. Roy et al.: “Constructing Affective Meaning”             

16.06. Viewpoints: Discussion between Schiller, Huettel, Fellows, Delgado and others

Block III: Aktuelle Forschung zu Psychose/Schizophrenie

23.06. The Predictive Coding Account of Psychosis (Sterzer et al., 2018; Biol Psychiatry)

Winter term 2019/2020


Block I: Microbiome & Psychiatry (Johanna Voges)

05.11. Introduction 

12.11. Introduction 

19.11. Introduction

Block II: Social learning in anxiety or depression (Laura Müller-Pinzler, Nora Czekalla, Sören Krach)

26.11. Hopkins et al.: “Reduced positive evidence within activated self-schema…”

03.12. Niv et al.: “Learning task-state representations”   

10.12. Becker et al.: “Altered activaton of the ventral striatum…”

17.12. Christmas Special:  Rollwage et al. : „What underlies political polarization?   

Block III: Social emotions & psychiatry (Annalina Mayer)

07.01. What is an emotion? Dispute between Feldman-Barett & Adolphs 10.1016/j.cub.2019.09.008


Block IV: VMPFC & Control (David Stolz)

21.01. Na et al.: „Humans use forward thinking to exert social control”

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