I studied psychology at the University of Goettingen (Germany), and the University of Zurich (Switzerland). Subsequently, I worked at the University Clinic Goettingen in medical psychology before moving to the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences Leipzig (Germany).
I received my PhD in psychology/cognitive neuroscience from the University of Leipzig (Germany) in 2010. In 2010, I moved to Melbourne, Australia, and briefly worked at the Florey Neuroscience Institutes before taking up a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences (MSPS) at the University of Melbourne in 2011. During this time I co-founded the interdisciplinary Decision Neuroscience Lab. In 2014, I became a Lecturer at MSPS and an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) fellow. In 2016, was promoted to Senior Lecturer, and in 2018 to Associate Professor at MSPS. In 2017 I obtained my 'Habilitation' (German professorial degree) at the University of Cologne, Germany. I am currently the Director of the Decision Science Hub at MSPS. My research focuses on the investigation of the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying perceptual, health-related, and voluntary decision-making, as well as decision errors, change-of-mind and preference formation.
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The effect of emotion regulation on risk-taking and decision-related activity in prefronta..
Randomized Controlled Trial Of The Effect Of Intravenous Iron On Anemia In Malawian Pregna..
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The effect of emotion regulation on risk-taking and decision-related activity in prefrontal cortex
Carmen Morawetz, Peter NC Mohr, Hauke R Heekeren, Stefan Bode
Journal article | 2019 | Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
Emotion regulation impacts the expected emotional responses to the outcomes of risky decisions via activation of cognitive control..
Decoding Changes of Mind in Voluntary Action-Dynamics of Intentional Choice Representations.
Anne Löffler, Patrick Haggard, Stefan Bode
Journal article | 2019 | Cerebral Cortex
Voluntary actions rely on appropriate flexibility of intentions. Usually, we should pursue our goals, but sometimes we should chan..
Monetary feedback modulates performance and electrophysiological indices of belief updating in reward learning.
Daniel Bennett, Karen Sasmita, Ryan T Maloney, Carsten Murawski, Stefan Bode
Journal article | 2019 | Psychophysiology
Belief updating entails the incorporation of new information about the environment into internal models of the world. Bayesian inf..
Using a Developmental Test and Electroencephalography to Examine Child Cognition and Its Predictors in Bangladesh (P13-024-19).
Leila Larson, Mohammed Imrul Hasan, Daniel Feuerriegel, Shamima Shiraji, Samiha Shabnab, Fahmida Tofail, Sabine Braat, Beverley-Ann Biggs, Sant-Rayn Pasricha, Jena Hamadani, Stefan Bode, Katherine Johnson
Journal article | 2019 | Current Developments in Nutrition
Objectives: The majority of global health studies use behavioural assessments to measure early child development. Few studies have..
Hard Decisions Shape the Neural Coding of Preferences
Katharina Voigt, Carsten Murawski, Sebastian Speer, Stefan Bode
Journal article | 2019 | The Journal of Neuroscience
Hard decisions between equally valued alternatives can result in preference changes, meaning that subsequent valuations for chosen..
Health warnings promote healthier dietary decision making: Effects of positive versus negative message framing and graphic versus text-based warnings
C Murawski, M Wakefield, D Rosenblatt, S Bode, H Dixon
Journal article | 2018 | Appetite
Food product health warnings have been proposed as a potential obesity prevention strategy. This study examined the effects of tex..
The neural encoding of information prediction errors during non-instrumental information seeking
Maja Brydevall, Daniel Bennett, Carsten Murawski, Stefan Bode
Journal article | 2018 | Scientific Reports
In a dynamic world, accurate beliefs about the environment are vital for survival, and individuals should therefore regularly seek..
Dissociating neural variability related to stimulus quality and response times in perceptual decision-making
Stefan Bode, Daniel Bennett, David K Sewell, Bryan Paton, Gary F Egan, Philip L Smith, Carsten Murawski
Journal article | 2018 | Neuropsychologia
According to sequential sampling models, perceptual decision-making is based on accumulation of noisy evidence towards a decision ..
The Socio-Moral Image Database (SMID): A novel stimulus set for the study of social, moral and affective processes
C Murawski, DL Carone, S Bode, SM Laham
Journal article | 2018 | PLOS ONE
A major obstacle for the design of rigorous, reproducible studies in moral psychology is the lack of suitable stimulus sets. Here,..
Food product health warnings promote dietary self-control through reductions in neural signals indexing food cue reactivity
C Murawski, S Bode, DH Rosenblatt, P Summerell, A Ng, H Dixon, M Wakefield
Journal article | 2018 | NeuroImage: Clinical
Modern societies are replete with palatable food cues. A growing body of evidence suggests that food cue exposure activates condit..
Endogenous formation of preferences: Choices systematically change willingness-to-pay for goods
K Voigt, C Murawski, S Bode
Journal article | 2017 | Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition
Standard decision theory assumes that choices result from stable preferences. This position has been challenged by claims that the..
Caloric Primary Rewards Systematically Alter Time Perception
Bowen J Fung, Carsten Murawski, Stefan Bode
Journal article | 2017 | Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
Human time perception can be influenced by contextual factors, such as the presence of reward. Yet, the exact nature of the relati..
High monetary reward rates and caloric rewards decrease temporal persistence
B Fung, S Bode, C Murawski
Journal article | 2017 | Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Temporal persistence refers to an individual's capacity to wait for future rewards, while forgoing possible alternatives. This req..
Uncovering contextual biases in human decision-making. A multivariate analysis approach for patterns of functional magnetic resonance imaging data and event-related potentials
Book | 2017
Decision-making is a fundamental aspect of human cognition and behaviour. Every day, we make a multitude of decisions, ranging fro..
Cardiac signals are independently associated with temporal discounting and time perception
C MURAWSKI, B Fung, D Crone, S Bode
Journal article | 2017 | Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
Cardiac signals reflect the function of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and have previously been associated with a range of sel..
The neural origins of evidence accumulation for perceptual decisions: Evidence from two identical ERP and fMRI studies
Stefan Bode, Daniel Bennett, Elaine Corbett, David Sewell, Bryan Paton, Jutta Stahl, Gary F Egan, Philip L Smith, Carsten Murawski
Conference Proceedings | 2016 | INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY
Intrinsic Valuation of Information in Decision Making under Uncertainty
D Bennett, S Bode, M Brydevall, H Warren, C Murawski
Journal article | 2016 | PLOS Computational Biology
In a dynamic world, an accurate model of the environment is vital for survival, and agents ought regularly to seek out new informa..
Incidental rewarding cues influence economic decisions in people with obesity
Jakob Simmank, Carsten Murawski, Stefan Bode, Annette Horstmann
Journal article | 2015 | Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
Recent research suggests that obesity is linked to prominent alterations in learning and decision-making. This general difference ..
Multivariate Decoding of fMRI Data: On the Way to a content-based cognitive Neuroscience
Jakob Heinzle, Silke Anders, Stefan Bode, Carsten Bogler, Yi Chen, Radoslaw M Cichy, Kerstin Hackmack, Thorsten Kahnt, Christian Kalberlah, Carlo Reverberi, Chun Siong Soon, Anita Tusche, Martin Weygandt, John-Dylan Haynes
Journal article | 2012 | NEUROFORUM
Multivariate decoding of fMRI data
J Heinzle, S Anders, S Bode, C Bogler, Y Chen, RM Cichy, K Hackmack, T Kahnt, C Kalberlah, C Reverberi, CS Soon, A Tusche, M Weygandt, J-D Haynes
Journal article | 2012 | e-Neuroforum
AbstractThe advent of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of brain function 20 years ago has provided a new methodology f..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Young Investigator Award (YIA)
ARC DECRA Fellowship
Assoc Prof In Cognitive Psychology/Behavioural
Melbourne School Of Psychological Sciences
Privatdozent [professorial degree]
University of Cologne
Doctor of Natural Sciences
Diploma [equiv. to M(Psy)]
University of Goettingen
Intermediate Diploma [equiv. to BS(Psy)]
University of Goettingen