Check out my answer to the question ‘does psychology need neuroscience?’, published in Spiegeloog magazine. If you don’t read Dutch, or are interested in hearing more about this topic, check out this episode of the UnsupervisedThinking podcast.

Three years after starting the project, two years after completing data collection and almost exactly one year after submitting the manuscript, the first paper of my PhD is now out! In this project, we investigated the relationship between pupil dilation, decision uncertainty and across-trial patterns of decisions. When making decisions about the world, each choice […]

To visualise the topographical distribution of electric or magnetic brain activity on the head, FieldTrip uses a family of topoplot functions. There are several styles to choose from, which determine o.a. if contour lines will be plotted on top of the color image. Now, the default setting cfg.style = ‘both’ (with contour lines) or cfg.style = ‘straight’ (without […]

I’m starting to explore fellowship programs to fund my future postdoctoral adventures.  Thanks to many on Twitters who responded to my request, here’s a list of the agencies and programs I’ve come across so far. Hivemind, what are some good fellowships to do an international (US) postdoc as a EU citizen? Or all they all country-specific? — Anne Urai […]

Anne Urai wins ABC Poster Award 2016 @alumni_uva pic.twitter.com/hpx86DpulM — Henkjan Honing (@musiccognition) June 24, 2016

Rather than prettifying all plots in Illustrator, I prefer doing as much as possible already in Matlab. Chances that you’ll have to regenerate the figures at some point (because you decide to change one step somewhere in your analysis pipeline, say…), and by scripting the plots as much as possible you can replace your pdfs with an updated one with just one […]

I highly recommend having some podcasts at hand for those moments when your life involves commuting, grocery shopping, cleaning, running or any other activity that doesn’t require much thinking. Inspired by PsychBrief (and encouraged by Max), here is a list of the podcasts I currently listen to. I use the Pocketcast app. Please let me know if I […]

Campana F, Rebello I, Urai AE, Wyart V & Tallon-Baudry C. (2016) Visual consciousness proceeds from global to local content in goal-directed tasks and spontaneous vision. Journal of Neuroscience 36(19). During my MSc at the ENS in Paris, I did my internship in the laboratory of Dr. Catherine Tallon-Baudry, where I worked on a project about the hierarchical […]

At the Dutch Society for Psychonomics conference (NVP), which takes place every other year in beautiful beach-side Egmond aan Zee, I won the best poster prize for my work Pupil dilation signals decision uncertainty and predicts response alternation.

I’ve been on Twitter for a couple of years now, and I find it to be a great addition to my usual diet of journal-specific rss feeds and PubMed keyword alerts for keeping up with the literature. I’ve also connected with many people in my field, joined the #PLOS #SfN15 twitter team and even got invited to […]