Nicolas Schuck

Honorary Fellow
Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research

Curriculum Vitae

  • Minor in Machine Learning, 2007–2008, University of Toronto
  • Diploma in Psychology, 2010, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Dr. rer. nat., Psychology, 2013, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Postdoc in Cognitive Neuroscience, 2013–2017, Princeton University
  • Professor of Learning and Change Mechanisms, 2022, Universität Hamburg

Research interests

  • Representation Learning
  • Replay
  • Multivariate fMRI Analysis Methods 
  • Computational Modelling
  • Ageing

Selected publications

Schuck, N. W., & Niv, Y. (2019). Sequential replay of nonspatial task states in the human hippocampus. Science, 364(6447):eaaw5181. doi:10.1126/science.aaw5181

Kaplan*, R., Schuck*, N. W., Doeller, C. F. (2017). The role of mental maps in decision-making. Trends in Neurosciences, 40(5), 256–259.

Schuck, N. W., Cai, M. B., Wilson, R. C. & Niv, Y. (2016). Human orbitofrontal cortex represents a cognitive map of state space. Neuron, 91(6), 1402–1412. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.08.019

Schuck, N. W., Doeller, C. F., Polk, T. A., Lindenberger, U. & Li, S.-C. (2015). Human aging alters the neural computation and representation of space. NeuroImage, 117, 141–150. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.05.031

Schuck, N. W., Gaschler, R., Wenke, D., Heinzle, J., Frensch, P. A., Haynes, J.-D. & Reverberi, C. (2015). Medial prefrontal cortex predicts internally driven strategy shifts. Neuron, 86(1), 331–340. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2015.03.015

Eppinger, B., Schuck, N. W., Nystrom, L. E., Cohen, J. D. (2013). Reduced striatal responses to reward prediction errors in older compared with younger adults. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(24), 9905–9912. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2942-12.2013

(*shared first authorship)

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