Niels Kloosterman

Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research
+49 30 82406 424

Curriculum Vitae

  • BSc and MSc in Psychology, 2010, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience, 2015, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Research interests

  • Brain mechanisms underlying perceptual-decision making and bistable perception 
  • Functional role of neuromodulation in perceptual and cognitive tasks
  • Link between age-related decline in cortical variability and cognitive factors

Selected publications

Kloosterman, N. A., Kosciessa, J. Q., Lindenberger, U., Fahrenfort, J. J., Garrett, D. D. (2020). Boosts in brain signal variability track liberal shifts in decision bias. eLife, 9, Article e54201.

Kosciessa, J. Q., Kloosterman, N. A., Garrett, D.D. (2020). Standard multiscale entropy reflects neural dynamics at mismatched temporal scales: What’s signal irregularity got to do with it? PLoS Computational Biology, 16(5), Article e1007885.

Kloosterman, N. A., de Gee, J. W., Werkle-Bergner, M., Lindenberger, U., Garrett, D. D., & Fahrenfort, J. J. (2019). Humans strategically shift decision bias by flexibly adjusting sensory evidence accumulation. eLife, 8, Article e37321,

Meindertsma, T., Kloosterman, N. A., Nolte, G., Engel, A. K., & Donner, T. H. (2017). Multiple transient signals in human visual cortex associated with an elementary decision. Journal of Neuroscience, 37(23), 5744–5757.

de Gee, J. W., Colizoli, O., Kloosterman, N. A., Knapen, T., Nieuwenhuis, S., & Donner, T. H. (2017). Dynamic modulation of decision biases by brainstem arousal systems. eLife, 6, Article e23232.

Kloosterman, N. A., Meindertsma, T., Loon, A. M., Lamme, V. A., Bonneh, Y. S., & Donner, T. H. (2015). Pupil size tracks perceptual content and surprise. European Journal of Neuroscience, 41(8), 1068-1078.

Kloosterman, N. A., Meindertsma, T., Hillebrand, A., van Dijk, B. W., Lamme, V. A., & Donner, T. H. (2015). Top-down modulation in human visual cortex predicts the stability of a perceptual illusion. Journal of Neurophysiology, 113(4), 1063-1076.

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