Daniel J. Schad

Lab Shravan Vasishth

Cognitive Sciences, University of Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany

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Applications open until April 1, 2019 for the summer school on statistical methods for linguists and psychology (SMLP) 2019

Research Interests


  • Eye-tracking
  • fMRI
  • Contrasts in linear models
  • Hierarchical models
  • Bayesian modeling
  • Reinforcement learning (RL) models
  • Dynamical systems models (SWIFT model)


  • Eye-movement control
  • Zoom-lens of attention and foveal load
  • Mindless reading (i.e., mind wandering during reading)
  • Sentence comprehension

Computational Psychiatry and Decision-Making

  • Model-free and model-based decisions; arbitration based on cognitive abilities
  • Pavlovian conditioning (Human sign- and goal-tracking)
  • Alcohol addiction: Role of model-free and Pavlovian responses