200005 PS Introductory Seminar Biological Basis of Experience and Behaviour (2021S)
- Registration is open from Tu 02.02.2021 09:00 to We 24.02.2021 09:00
- Deregistration possible until We 03.03.2021 09:00
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
[covid-19] All lectures will take place largely online: we meet virtually at the respective times using a video conference tool (will be communicated via email). These sessions will be live and will be recorded for future revisits if nobody objects.[Language] This course will be taught in English![Good to know] See below to find out if this course is for you.
Example slides: https://bit.ly/2U48Mkh
Previous year's recording: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfRTb2z8k2x9HGbU47CuRxpDDkhpr-4ZZ
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
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 provide a basic understanding of various topics in decision neuroscience
- 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]
- 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.
- 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.
- 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., Caceres, A. S. J., Oakley, B., ... & den Ouden, H. (2019). Modeling cognitive flexibility in autism spectrum disorder and typical development reveals comparable developmental shifts in learning mechanisms.
- 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.
- Zhao, Y., Rütgen, M., Zhang, L., & Lamm, C. (2021). Pharmacological fMRI provides evidence for opioidergic modulation of discrimination of facial pain expressions. Psychophysiology, 58(2), e13717.