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Durham University



Dr Ulrik Beierholm, PhD, MSc, BSc, HEA Fellow

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Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology
Programme Director of MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43249
Room number: L13
Department Representative, Durham Research Methods Centre

Contact Dr Ulrik Beierholm

I am very interested in how the nervous system deals with uncertainty, whether in perception, decision making or learning. We use computational ideas (e.g. bayesian inference or reinforcement learning) to model this and test these ideas using several techniques such as psychphysics, fMRI, pharmacology etc.

Research Interests

  • Computational Neuroscience, Perception, Decision Making, Neuroeconomics, Machine Learning

Selected Publications

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Journal Article

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Selected Grants

  • 2019: Durham - Tubingen Seedcorn funding (€18,980)
  • 2017: Leverhulme Trust - 'Learning to Perceive and Act Under Uncertainty' (£258k), with Marko Nardini

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