Gerhard Jocham

Short CV

since 2018
Professor for Biologica Psychology of Decision Making, Institute of Experimental Psychology.
Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf

Habilitation, venia legendi (licence to teach) in Psychology.
Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg

Head of independent research group „Cognitive Neuroscience“ at the Center
for Behavioral Brain Sciences (CBBS).
Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg

Postdoctoral Researcher with Dr Tim Behrens, FMRIB Centre,
University of Oxford

Postdoctoral Researcher with Prof Markus Ullsperger,
Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research, Cologne

PhD student with Prof JP Huston, Institute of Physiological Psychology I, 
Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf

2005 (September-October)
Guest scientist at the Primate Center
University of Brasília, Brazil

Student of Psychology (Diplom)
University of Konstanz and the Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf

Funding & Awards

German Research Council (DFG): Heisenberg-Professorship. DFG JO 787/7-1

German Research Council (DFG): „Neurochemical control of patch-leaving decisions via modulation of network dynamics“ DFG JO 787/6-1.

European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant: "Decision making: from neurochemical mechanisms to network dynamics to behaviour.“
€ 1 900 000

2017 - 2020
Center for Behavioral Brain Sciences (CBBS) NeuroNetwork (joint PI with Martin Riemer): „Resolving complex decisions via planning and assoviative value generalisation.“
€ 142 700

2017 - 2018
German Research Council (DFG, joint PI with Lars Schwabe, Hamburg): „Decision making under stress: which brain system guides choice?” DFG SCHW 1357/16-1.
€ 121 072

2016 - 2019
German Research Council (DFG): „Cortical mechanisms for sequential choice”. DFG JO 787/5-1.
€ 261 666

2016 - 2019
Collaborative Research Centre, SFB 779 “Neurobiology of motivated behaviour“, subproject B16N (joint PI with Dr Max Happel): “Value computations in sensory cortical areas: network mechanisms and neuromodulation“. DFG, INST 272/250.
€ 434 800

2013 - 2019
Center for Behavioral Brain Science (CBBS), 
German Federal State Saxony-Anhalt and Europeen Regional Development Fund: Research Group „Cognitive Neuroscience“.
€ 1 068 200

2010 - 2012
Marie Curie Fellowship of the Europeen Commission, FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IEF: „Neurobiology of reward- and punishment-based decision making“. Declined in order to take up position in Oxford
€ 160 000

2008 - 2010
German Research Council (DFG): Dopaminergic modulation of performance monitoring“. DFG, JO 787-1/1.
€ 200 288

2007 - 2008
Postdoctoral scholarship of the Max Planck Society

2004 - 2006
PhD student scholarship of the graduate school 320 „Pathological processes of the nervous system: From gene to behaviour“ (Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, funded by DFG)

COSYNE (Computational and Systems Neuroscience) 
Salt Lake City, USA Travel award, $ 500