Dirk Ostwald


Prof. Dr. Dirk Ostwald

Universitätsplatz 2, 39106 Magdeburg, G24-208   vCard


Seit 2021 W2 Professur Methodenlehre I Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
2020 - 2021 W2 Professur Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Freie Universität Berlin
2014 - 2020 W1 Professur Computational Cognitive Neuroscience  Freie Universität Berlin
2010 - 2014   Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter BCCN und MPI Bildungsforschung Berlin
2007 - 2010 PhD Psychologie University of Birmingham
2004 - 2006   MSc Verhaltens- und Neurowissenschaften  Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
2005 - 2012 BSc Mathematik FernUniversität in Hagen
2000 - 2003  Erstes Staatsexamen Medizin  Universität Hamburg


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1. Lindborg A, Musiolek L, Ostwald D, Rabovsky M (2023) Semantic surprise predicts the N400 brain potential BioRxiv NeuroImage: Reports Data & Code

2. Horvath L, Colcombe S, Milham M, Ray S, Schwartenbeck P, Ostwald, D (2021) Human belief state-based exploration and exploitation in an information-selective reversal bandit task BioRxiv Data & Code Computational Brain and Behavior

3. Gijsen S, Grundei M, Lange R, Ostwald D, Blankenburg F (2021) Neural surprise in somatosensory Bayesian learning PLoS Computational Biology 

4. Tisdall L, Frey R, Horn A, Ostwald D, Horvath L, Pedroni A, Rieskamp J, Blankenburg F, Hertwig R, Mata R (2020) Brain-behavior associations for risk taking depend on the measures used to capture individual differences Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience

5. Krohn S, Froeling M, Leemans A, Ostwald D, Villoslada P, Finke C, Esteban FJ (2019) Evaluation of the 3D fractal dimension as a marker of structural brain complexity in multiple-acquisition MRI Human Brain Mapping 

6. Toelch U, Ostwald D (2018) Digital Open Science – Teaching digital tools for reproducible and transparent research PLoS Biology Data & Code

7. Starke L, Ostwald D (2017) Variational Bayesian parameter estimation techniques for the general linear model Frontiers in Neuroscience Data & Code

8. Krohn S, Ostwald D (2017) Computing integrated information Neuroscience of Consciousness Data & Code 

9. Ostwald D, Starke L (2016) Probabilistic delay differential equation modelling of event-related potentials NeuroImage Data & Code

10. Mayhew S, Mullinger KJ, Ostwald D, Porcaro C, Bowtell R, Bagshaw AP, Francis ST (2016) Global signal modulation of single-trial fMRI response variability: effect on positive vs. negative BOLD response relationship NeuroImage  

11. Rollings DT, Assecondi S, Ostwald D,  Porcaro C, McCorry D, Bagary M, Soryal I, BagshawAP (2016) Early haemodynamic changes observed in patients with epilepsy, in a visual experiment and in simulations Clinical Neurophysiology 

12. Ostwald D, Starke L, Hertwig R (2015) A normative inference approach for optimal sample sizes in decisions from experience Frontiers in Psychology Code

13. Assecondi S,  Ostwald D, Bagshaw AP (2015) Reliability of information-based integration of EEG and fMRI data: a simulation study Neural Computation 

14. Horn AG, Ostwald D, Reisert M, Blankenburg F (2014) The Structural-Functional Connectome and the Default Network of the Human Brain NeuroImage 

15. Schmidt TT, Ostwald D, Blankenburg F (2014) Imaging tactile imagery: Changes in brain connectivity support perceptual grounding of mental images in primary sensory cortices NeuroImage 

16. Ostwald D, Kirilina E, Starke, Blankenburg F (2014) A tutorial on variational Bayes for latent linear stochastic time-series models Journal of Mathematical Psychology Code  

17. Herzog SM, Ostwald D (2013) Sometimes Bayesian statistics are better Nature 

18. Mayhew SD, Ostwald D, Porcaro C, Bagshaw AP (2013) Spontaneous EEG alpha oscillation interacts with positive and negative BOLD responses in the visual-auditory cortices and default-mode network NeuroImage  

19. Ostwald D, Spitzer B, Guggenmos B, Schmidt T, Kiebel S, Blankenburg F (2012) Evidence for neural encoding of Bayesian surprise in human somatosensation NeuroImage  

20. Ostwald D, Porcaro C, Mayhew SD, Bagshaw AP (2012) EEG-fMRI based information theoretic characterization of the human perceptual decision system PLoS ONE  

21. Lei X, Ostwald D, Hu J, Qiu C, Porcaro C, Bagshaw AP, Yao D (2011) Multimodal functional network connectivity: an EEG-fMRI fusion in network space PLoS ONE  

22. Ostwald D, Bagshaw AP (2011) Information theoretic approaches to functional neuroimaging Magnetic Resonance Imaging  

23. Porcaro C, Ostwald D, Hadjipapas A, Barnes GA, Bagshaw AP (2011) The relationship between the visual evoked potential and the gamma band investigated by blind and semi-blind methods  NeuroImage  

24. Ostwald D, Porcaro C, Bagshaw AP (2011) Voxel-wise information theoretic EEG-fMRI feature integration NeuroImage

25. Noppeney U, Ostwald D, Werner S (2010) Perceptual decisions formed by accumulation of audiovisual evidence in prefrontal cortex Journal of Neuroscience  

26. Wühle A, Mertiens L, Rüter J, Ostwald D, Braun C (2010) Cortical processing of near-threshold tactile stimuli – an MEG study Psychophysiology  

27. Porcaro C, Ostwald D, BagshawAP (2010) Functional source separation improves the quality of single trial visual evoked potentials recorded during concurrent EEG-fMRI NeuroImage  

28. Ostwald D, Porcaro C, Bagshaw AP (2010) An information theoretic approach to EEG-fMRI integration of visually evoked responses NeuroImage  

29. Ostwald D, Lam J, Li S, Kourtzi Z (2008) Neural codingof global form in the human visual cortex Journal of Neurophysiology 

30. Li S, Ostwald D, Giese M, Kourtzi Z (2007) Flexible coding for categorical decisions in the human brain Journal of Neuroscience  

31. Karpac J, Ostwald D, Bui S, Hunnewell P, Hochgeschwender U (2006) Proopiomelanocortin heterozygous and homozygous null mutant mice develop pituitary adenomas Cellular and Molecular Biology (Noisy-le-grand)  

32. Ostwald D, Karpac J, Hochgeschwender U (2006) Effects on hippocampus of lifelong absence ofglucocorticoids in the proopiomelanocortin null mutant mouse reveal complex relationships between glucocorticoids and hippocampal structure and function Journal of Molecular Neuroscience  

33. Karpac J, Ostwald D, Bui S, Hunnewell P, Shankar M, Hochgeschwender U (2005) Development, maintenance, and function of the adrenal gland in early postnatal proopiomelanocortin-null mutant mice  Endocrinology  


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