Anne Urai

Assistant Professor

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 Unit as an Assistant Professor. See here for my full CV and my unofficial story.

Robin Vloeberghs

PhD student

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

ACP Master student

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

Annika Frach

Research master student

Annika is a research master student in the cognitive neuroscience program. She studies decision making models using the IBL data set.

Chrysoula Papadimakopoulou

Bachelor student

Chrysoula is a bachelor student in the International Psychology Bachelor program of Leiden University, with an interest in neuroscience research. She works on alignment of electrophysiological recordings in the mouse brain.


Anne Churchland and Anup Khanal, UCLA

Kobe Desender, Leuven

Tobias Donner, Hamburg

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