Konstantinos Tsetsos, PI

I am a Cognitive Scientist examining how people make decisions.

I studied Computer Science (BSc, 2006, Athens) before doing an MSc (2007, Edinburgh) and a PhD in Cognitive Science (2008-2012, UCL, under the guidance of Nick Chater and Marius Usher). Later on, I was a postdoc at the University of Oxford working with Chris Summerfield (2012-2015). I subsequently held a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellowship (Birkbeck, 2015-2016) before pursuing a Marie Curie IF in Hamburg in Tobias Donner's lab (2016-2018). I recently obtained an ERC Starting Grant (2018-2023), which is based at the department of Neurophysiology & Pathophysiology, at the UKE in Hamburg. Contact me

Marcus Siems, Postdoc

I am a Postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Konstantinos Tsetsos. Here, my research focus is on the neural basis of decision making between multiple objects and how attention is allocated between these options. I studied Psychology (BSc, 2012, Bremen) and Neuroscience (MSc, 2014, Tübingen). For my doctoral studies I worked in the lab of Markus Siegel (2014-2020, Tübingen) investigating amplitude- and phase-based neuronal interactions with MEG.

Yinan Cao, Postdoc

As a postdoc in the Tsetsos lab, I'm interested in building a theory of flexible multi-attribute decisions leveraging tools such as MEG, neuropharmacological interventions and biophysical modelling. I have a mixed background in engineering (BEng, Tsinghua University, China), music technology and psychophysics (MA, McGill, Canada), and cognitive neuroscience. I completed my DPhil with a Clarendon Fellowship in Experimental Psychology at Oxford University in 2019, and afterwards did a postdoc (2019-2020) investigating human learning (fMRI) and semantic cognition (artificial neural networks) with Prof. Chris Summerfield and Dr. Andrew Saxe.

Maryam Tohidi, PhD student

My research interest is to understand how humans make decisions, especially irrational ones. The aim of my project here is to investigate the neurobiological processes underlying choice phenomena (e.g. preference reversal and framing biases) in multi-attribute decision-making paradigms. In this project, I will use behavioral data analysis in psychophysics tasks, I will also simultaneously record eye position and MEG/EEG signals.


Yme Brantjes, MSc student

I am a Neuroeconomics student at Maastricht University here to work as research assistant and write my thesis. I hold a bachelors in Economics and Philosophy and a master in Behavioral Economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. My research interest is in finding and explaining irrational choice behaviour. My research project here focusses on the cogntive mechanisms underlying irrational preference reversals and on creating real money-pumps. 

Department of Neurophysiology & Pathophysiology
University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
52 Martinistraße, 20251, Hamburg, DE.