I study the theoretical principles and neural processes underlying simple decisions. In essence, I want to understand how humans perceive and process information that eventually guides their behavior. I do this by focusing my research on perceptual decision making. In particular, I utilize Bayesian modeling to explain distinct patterns of choice behavior, and use these behavioral models for an informed analysis of EEG data. In this respect, I am interested in both classic event-related broadband signals as well as oscillatory signatures in the EEG signal that convey information about the involved decision processes.
Herding, J.*, Spitzer, B.*, and Blankenburg, F. (2016). Upper beta band oscillations in human pre-motor cortex encode subjective choices in a vibrotactile comparison task. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 28(5): 668 – 679.
Herding, J., Ludwig, S., and Blankenburg, F. (2017). Response-modality-specific encoding of human choices in upper beta band oscillations during vibrotactile comparisons. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11.
* shared authorship