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 at KU Leuven, working with Kobe Desender and co-supervised by Anne. He investigates the effects of decision confidence on sequential effects and decision-making dynamics.

Leon Hommerich

Leon is an MSc student in the Applied Cognitive Psychology program. He focuses on understanding the role of circadian rhythms on mouse decision-making.



Interested in joining the lab as a student or postdoc? Check out these resources, and don’t hesitate to get in touch!