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Rasmus Bruckner

Rasmus Bruckner


Life Fellow since 2015, Freie Universität Berlin

My main area of interest is cognitive and computational neuroscience, in which I focus on learning and decision making across the lifespan. I use a combination of behavioral experiments, computational modeling, and neurophysiological measures to learn more about the mechanisms that underlie age-related changes in decision making based on previous experience. I work primarily with Hauke Heekeren (FU) and Ben Eppinger (TU Dresden) but also collaborate with Matt Nassar (Brown University) and Doug Garrett (MPIB). Before joining LIFE, I received my master’s degree in Psychology from the HU and my bachelor’s from Radboud University Nijmegen.

Dissertation project:
Age differences in adaptive learning: A neuro-computational approach

Freie Universität Berlin
Arbeitsbereich Biologische Psychologie und Kognitive Neurowissenschaft
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin
r [dot] bruckner [at] fu-berlin [dot] de (Contact)

Selected Publications

van den Bos, W., Bruckner, R., Nassar, M. R., Mata, R., & Eppinger, B. (2018). Computational neuroscience across the lifespan: Promises and pitfalls. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 33, 42–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dcn.2017.09.008

Nassar, M. R., Bruckner, R., & Eppinger, B. (2016). What do we GANE with age? Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39: e218. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X15001892

Nassar, M. R., Bruckner, R., Li, S.-C., Gold, J., Heekeren, H. R., & Eppinger, B. (2016). Age differences in learning emerge from an insufficient representation of uncertainty in older adults. Nature Communications, 7: 11609. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms11609
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