Welcome Omer! Omer recently moved to the Netherlands from Turkey where he studied psychology at Ankara University. He is currently a first-year research masters student at the BSI, and is interested in the neural basis of moral, political and religious behaviour, and decision-making in general. He will hopefully be completing his master’s thesis next year in our lab. In his free time, Omer enjoys traveling and discovering new places. We hope you enjoy your time with us, Omer!

In October, Achiel and Alan's work on memory-based decision-making was presented (online) at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroeconomics. Through both a poster and poster-spotlight talk, Achiel shared his research on episodic memory. Watch his full talk here. Congrats again, Achiel!

In August, Achiel gave (another) great talk about his work on episodic memory at SPUDM 2021 (the annual meeting on Subjective Probability, Utility and Decision-Making). The conference was hosted this year (virtually) at Warwick University in the UK.

Achiel's talk was very well-received. Speaking about his interest in the research topic, Achiel says "Memory and decision-making are intrinsically linked: we have memories to help us make better decisions, and our decisions determine which memories we have. If we truly want to understand how people make decisions in daily life, we need to better understand the role of memory in the decision process."

Well done, Achiel!