Anne Urai


As a cognitive neuroscientist, I investigate how the brain transforms sensory information into useful decisions, and how such decisions change with experience. In my research, I combine psychophysics and computational modeling of behavioural data with electrophysiological recordings in humans and rodents. I am passionate about open science and reproducibility, and I have a penchant for pondering philosophy.

In my doctoral research in the lab of Tobias Donner at the Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf and University of Amsterdam, I investigated how our previous choices bias the way we interpret later information, and how this process is affected by the confidence in our decisions. I did a postdoctoral fellowship in Anne Churchland‘s lab at Cold Spring Harbor, as part of the International Brain Laboratory consortium.

From November 2020, I’ve joined Leiden University’s Cognitive Psychology department as an Assistant Professor. See here for my full CV.

Robin Vloeberghs

Robin is a PhD student with Kobe Desender at KU Leuven, co-supervised by Anne. He studies the interplay between confidence and sequential effects in decision-making using behavioral modeling and EEG.

Leon Hommerich

Leon is a Masters student in the ACP program. He studies the effects of circadian rhythms on decision-making, using the IBL dataset.

Yasmine Woudenberg

Yasmine is a Masters student in the ACP program, studying the effects of circadian rhythms on decision-making in the IBL dataset.


If you’re interested in joining the lab, don’t hesitate to get in touch!