David Meder



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Research Interests

I am interested in different aspects of decision-making – I have investigated context effects on prediction error coding and inhibitory network dynamics in sequential gambling. My current interest focuses on the idea that latent decision variables (for example outcome probability estimations or subjective evidence for a choice) are represented topographically in the brain. This entails the idea that the same decision variable (e.g. probability estimate) is computed with a spectrum of parameterizations (e.g. different learning rates) simultaneously in order to allow for behavior that is adaptive to changes in the environment.

Research Groups

Movement Disoders
Motor Control
Reward and Homeostasis

Curriculum Vitae



PhD, University of Copenhagen.


Diplom (MSc) in psychology, Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany


2015 - Present

Postdoctor Research Associate, DRCMR

2014 - 2015

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Decision and Action Laboratory, Dept. of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford

2010 - 2014

PhD Student, DRCMR

2007 - 2010

Research Assistant, Unit for Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute of Psychology, University of Copenhagen

Full CV


Meder, D., Haagensen, B. N., Hulme, O., Morville, T., Gelskov, S., Herz, D. M., Diomsina, B., Madsen, K. H., Siebner, H. (2016). Tuning the Brake while Raising the Stake: Network Dynamics during Sequential Decision-Making. Journal of Neuroscience, 136, .

Meder, D., Madsen, K. H., Hulme, O., Siebner, H. R. (2016). Chasing probabilities — Signaling negative and positive prediction errors across domains. Neuroimage, 134, 180-191.

Malá, H., Andersen, L. G., Christensen, R. F., Felbinger, A., Hagstrøm, J., Meder, D., Mogensen, J. (2015). Prefrontal cortex and hippocampus in behavioural flexibility and posttraumatic functional recovery: Reversal learning and set-shifting in rats. Brain Research Bulletin, 116, 34–44.