200005 PS Introductory Seminar Biological Basis of Experience and Behaviour (2020S)
- Registration is open from Mo 03.02.2020 11:00 to Tu 25.02.2020 11:00
- Deregistration possible until Fr 06.03.2020 11:00
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
This course will be taught in English!Example slides: https://bit.ly/2U48Mkh
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Regular participation: 20%
Individual paper presentation: 20%
Group Debate discussion: 15%
Group presentation: 20%
Group paper: 25%
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
- Comfortable with understanding and presenting scientific content in English
- Basic knowledge about statistics (e.g., t-test, ANOVA, correlation, regression)[Assessment criteria]
2: 81 - 90%
3: 71 - 80%
4: 61 - 70%
- Able to read journal publication and able to search for literature
- Able to tell the pros and cons of common neuroimaging techniques (EEG, fMRI, TMS, etc.)
- Able to appreciate the necessity of the open science practice
- Able to formulate valid research questions and design simple experiments
- Ruff, C. C., & Fehr, E. (2014). The neurobiology of rewards and values in social decision making. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 15(8), 549.
- Rangel, A., Camerer, C., & Montague, P. R. (2008). A framework for studying the neurobiology of value-based decision making. Nature reviews neuroscience, 9(7), 545.[Books]
- Glimcher, P. W., & Fehr, E. (Eds.). (2013). Neuroeconomics: Decision making and the brain. Academic Press.
- Kahneman, D. (2011). Thinking, fast and slow. Macmillan.[Extended reading]
- Zhang, L., Lengersdorff, L., Mikus, N., Gläscher, J., & Lamm, C. (2020). Using reinforcement learning models in social neuroscience: frameworks, pitfalls and suggestions of best practices. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 15(6), 695-707.
- Ahn, W. Y., Haines, N., & Zhang, L. (2017). Revealing neurocomputational mechanisms of reinforcement learning and decision-making with the hBayesDM package. Computational Psychiatry, 1, 24-57.
- Botvinik-Nezer, R., Holzmeister, F., Camerer, C. F., Dreber, A., Huber, J., Johannesson, M., ... & Avesani, P. (2020). Variability in the analysis of a single neuroimaging dataset by many teams. Nature, 1-7.
- Hu, Y., He, L., Zhang, L., Wölk, T., Dreher, J. C., & Weber, B. (2018). Spreading inequality: neural computations underlying paying-it-forward reciprocity. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience, 13(6), 578-589.
- Zhang, L., & Gläscher, J. (2020). A brain network supporting social influences in human decision-making. Science advances, 6(34), eabb4159.
- Crawley, D., Zhang, L., Jones, E. J., Ahmad, J., Oakley, B., San José Cáceres, A., ... & EU-AIMS LEAP group. (2020). Modeling flexible behavior in childhood to adulthood shows age-dependent learning mechanisms and less optimal learning in autism in each age group. PLoS biology, 18(10), e3000908.
- Zhang, L., Redžepović, S., Rose, M., & Gläscher, J. (2018). Zen and the Art of Making a Bayesian Espresso. Neuron, 98(6), 1066-1068.
- Bayer, J., Rusch, T., Zhang, L., Gläscher, J., & Sommer, T. (2020). Dose-dependent effects of estrogen on prediction error related neural activity in the nucleus accumbens of healthy young women. Psychopharmacology, 237(3), 745-755.
- Kreis, I., Zhang, L., Moritz, S., & Pfuhl, G. (2020). Spared performance but increased uncertainty in schizophrenia: evidence from a probabilistic decision-making task.
- Schmalz, X., Manresa, J. B., & Zhang, L. (2020). What is a Bayes Factor?.
- Kreis, I., Zhang, L., Mittner, M., Syla, L., Lamm, C., & Pfuhl, G. (2020). Aberrant uncertainty processing is linked to psychotic-like experiences, autistic traits and reflected in pupil dilation.