dr. O. Colizoli (Olympia)
Universitair docent - Cognitieve psychologie
Universitair docent - Donders Centre for Cognition
Universitair docent - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
The goal of my research is to understand how the human brain constructs unique first-person experiences (qualia) of the external world. I investigate this by combining neuroimaging techniques and computational modeling together with innovative learning paradigms.
The driving motivation behind my research is the fact that we do not perceive the world as it is objectively; instead, our brains actively shape and construct our perception. The ultimate question becomes: Then how do our brains 'decide' what we perceive?
I assume that our individual perceptual experiences are the result of an interaction between external causes (e.g., the probabilities of events happening) and internal states (e.g., the individual's preferences and motivation). By employing innovative cross-modal learning paradigms together with brainstem-centered fMRI and computational modeling of decision making, I seek to unravel this interaction between the external and internal variables that together determine individual differences in qualia.
- Colizoli, O., de Gee, J. W., van der Zwaag, W., & Donner, T. H. (2021). Functional magnetic resonance imaging responses during perceptual decision-making at 3 and 7 T in human cortex, striatum, and brainstem. Human Brain Mapping, 1– 15. Volledige tekst
- L Heil, O Colizoli, E Hartstra, J Kwisthout, S. van Pelt, I van Rooij, & H Bekkering. (2019). Processing of prediction errors in mentalizing areas. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience Volledige tekst
- O Colizoli, JW de Gee, AE Urai, TH Donner (2018). Task-evoked pupil responses reflect internal belief states. Scientific Reports Volledige tekst
- JW de Gee, O Colizoli, NA Kloosterman, T Knapen, S Nieuwenhuis, & TH Donner (2017) Dynamic modulation of decision biases by brainstem arousal systems. eLife Volledige tekst
- O Colizoli, JMJ Murre, R Rouw (2012) Pseudo-Synesthesia through Reading Books with Colored Letters. PLoS ONE Volledige tekst