Torben Ott, PhD

Principal Investigator, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin and the Institute of Biology at the Humboldt University of Berlin

Faculty advisor: Adam Kepecs, PhD

Postdoctoral fellow, 2020-2021

Faculty Profile

Related publications

  • Hirokawa J, Vaughan A, Masset P, Ott T, Kepecs A. Frontal cortex neuron types categorically encode single decision variables. Nature. 2019 Dec;576(7787):446-451. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1816-9. Epub 2019 Dec 4.
  • Lak A, Hueske E, Hirokawa J, Masset P, Ott T, Urai AE, Donner TH, Carandini M, Tonegawa S, Uchida N, Kepecs A. Reinforcement biases subsequent perceptual decisions when confidence is low, a widespread behavioral phenomenon. Elife. 2020 Apr 15;9:e49834. doi: 10.7554/eLife.49834.
  • Masset P, Ott T, Lak A, Hirokawa J, Kepecs A. Behavior- and Modality-General Representation of Confidence in Orbitofrontal Cortex. Cell. 2020 Jul 9;182(1):112-126.e18. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.05.022. Epub 2020 Jun 5.
  • Schmack K, Bosc M, Ott T, Sturgill JF, Kepecs A. Striatal dopamine mediates hallucination-like perception in mice. Science. 2021 Apr 2;372(6537):eabf4740. doi: 10.1126/science.abf4740..
  • Ott T, Masset P, Kepecs A. The Neurobiology of Confidence: From Beliefs to Neurons. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 2018;83:9-16. doi: 10.1101/sqb.2018.83.038794. Epub 2019 Jul 3.
  • Ott T, Masset P, Gouvêa TS, Kepecs A. Apparent sunk cost effect in rational agents. Sci Adv. 2022 Feb 11;8(6):eabi7004. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abi7004. Epub 2022 Feb 11.
  • Schmack K, Ott T, Kepecs A. Computational Psychiatry Across Species to Study the Biology of Hallucinations. JAMA Psychiatry. 2022 Jan 1;79(1):75-76. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.3200..
  • Christensen AJ, Ott T, Kepecs A. Cognition and the single neuron: How cell types construct the dynamic computations of frontal cortex. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2022 Oct 6;77:102630. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2022.102630. Epub ahead of print.