DR. Niels Kloosterman

Vertretungsprofessur für Allgemeine Psychologie und
kognitive Neurowissenschaften

Standort/Location Hamburg

Charlotte-Fresenius Hochschule
Alte Rabenstraße 32
20148 Hamburg

Email: niels.kloosterman@charlotte-fresenius-uni.de

  • Perceptual decision making: Wie entscheiden wir, was wir genau wahrnehmen?
  • Decision Bias: Wie entstehen Voreingenommenheiten?
  • Cognitive flexibility: Wie kommt es, dass wir uns so gut an die Umwelt anpassen können?
  • Psychology of Ageing: Wie verändert sich unsere kognitive Leistungsfähigkeit, wenn wir altern?
  • Neural basis of mentioned cognitive processes, using EEG and fMRI.
  • Role of moment-to-moment neural variability in cognitive flexibility.
  • Role of pupil-linked arousal in perceptual decision making, using eye tracking.
  • Development of advanced EEG analysis methods (computing entropy, data cleaning).

Bouwer, F. L., Fahrenfort, J. J., Millard, S. K., Kloosterman, N. A., & Slagter, H. A. (2023). A silent disco: Differential effects of beat-based and pattern-based temporal expectations on persistent entrainment of low-frequency neural oscillations. Journal of cognitive neuroscience35(6), 990-1020

Klug M. and Kloosterman NA, (2022). Zapline-plus: a Zapline extension for automatic and adaptive removal of frequency-specific noise artifacts in M/EEG. Human Brain Mapping.

Waschke L, Kloosterman NA, Obleser J, Garrett DD. 2021. Behavior needs neural variability. Neuron 109:751–766.

Kloosterman NA, Kosciessa JQ, Lindenberger U, Fahrenfort JJ, Garrett DD. (2020) Boosts in brain signal variability track liberal shifts in decision bias. Elife 9:e54201

Kosciessa JQ, Kloosterman NA, Garrett DD. (2020) Standard multiscale entropy reflects neural dynamics at mismatched temporal scales: What’s signal irregularity got to do with it? Plos Comput Biol 16:e1007885. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007885

Kloosterman NA, de Gee J, Werkle-Bergner M, Lindenberger U, Garrett DD, Fahrenfort J (2019) Humans strategically shift decision bias by flexibly adjusting sensory evidence accumulation. Elife 8:e37321.

Meindertsma T, Kloosterman NA, Engel A, Wagenmakers E-J, Donner T (2018) Surprise About Sensory Event Timing Drives Cortical Transients in the Beta Frequency Band. J Neurosci 38:0307-18 7610.

de Gee J, Colizoli O, Kloosterman NA, Knapen T, Nieuwenhuis S, Donner TH (2017) Dynamic modulation of decision biases by brainstem arousal systems. Elife 6:309.

Meindertsma T, Kloosterman NA, Nolte G, Engel AK, Donner TH (2017) Multiple Transient Signals in Human Visual Cortex Associated with an Elementary Decision. J Neurosci 37:5744 5757.

Kloosterman NA, Meindertsma T, Hillebrand A, van Dijk BW, Lamme VA, Donner TH (2015) Top-down modulation in human visual cortex predicts the stability of a perceptual illusion. J Neurophysiol 113:1063–1076.

Kloosterman NA, Meindertsma T, van Loon AM, Lamme VA, Bonneh YS, Donner TH (2015) Pupil size tracks perceptual content and surprise. Eur J Neurosci 41:1068 1078. Filimon F, Philiastides M, Nelson J, Kloosterman NA, Heekeren H (2013) How Embodied Is Perceptual Decision Making? Evidence for Separate Processing of Perceptual and Motor Decisions. J Neurosci 33:2121 2136.