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Stefan Bode

Assoc Prof In Cognitive Psychology/Behavioural
Melbourne School Of Psychological Sciences
preference formation
health decisions
voluntary decision-making
perceptual decisions
multivariate pattern classification analysis (MVPA)
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Stefan Bode

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
Primary Interest
Cognitive Neuroscience
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Stefan Bode


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.

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Young Investigator Award (YIA)

Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society


ARC DECRA Fellowship





Assoc Prof In Cognitive Psychology/Behavioural

Melbourne School Of Psychological Sciences


Privatdozent [professorial degree]

University of Cologne

Doctor of Natural Sciences

Universitaet Leipzig

Diploma [equiv. to M(Psy)]

University of Goettingen

Intermediate Diploma [equiv. to BS(Psy)]

University of Goettingen