Birte U Forstmann

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Sequential Sampling Models in Cognitive Neuroscience: Advantages, Applications, and Extensions
    B U Forstmann
    Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Center, University of Amsterdam, 1018 WS Amsterdam, The Netherlands Email
    Annu Rev Psychol 67:641-66. 2016
  2. pmc Are there three subdivisions in the primate subthalamic nucleus?
    Max C Keuken
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Front Neuroanat 6:14. 2012
  3. doi request reprint The speed-accuracy tradeoff in the elderly brain: a structural model-based approach
    Birte U Forstmann
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, 1018 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 31:17242-9. 2011
  4. pmc Reciprocal relations between cognitive neuroscience and formal cognitive models: opposites attract?
    Birte U Forstmann
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Plantage Muidergracht 24, 1018 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trends Cogn Sci 15:272-9. 2011
  5. doi request reprint How preparation changes the need for top-down control of the basal ganglia when inhibiting premature actions
    Sara Jahfari
    Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, 1018 XA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 32:10870-8. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Cortico-subthalamic white matter tract strength predicts interindividual efficacy in stopping a motor response
    Birte U Forstmann
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 60:370-5. 2012
  7. pmc The speed and accuracy of perceptual decisions in a random-tone pitch task
    Martijn J Mulder
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 129, 1018 TV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Atten Percept Psychophys 75:1048-58. 2013
  8. pmc Similarity and number of alternatives in the random-dot motion paradigm
    Leendert van Maanen
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, Plantage Muidergracht 24, 1018 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Atten Percept Psychophys 74:739-53. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Observed and self-experienced conflict induce similar behavioral and neural adaptation
    Jasper Winkel
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Neurosci 7:385-97. 2012
  10. doi request reprint A diffusion model account of age differences in posterror slowing
    Gilles Dutilh
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychol Aging 28:64-76. 2013

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Publications36

  1. doi request reprint Sequential Sampling Models in Cognitive Neuroscience: Advantages, Applications, and Extensions
    B U Forstmann
    Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Center, University of Amsterdam, 1018 WS Amsterdam, The Netherlands Email
    Annu Rev Psychol 67:641-66. 2016
    ..We present a selective overview of several recent applications and extensions of the diffusion decision model in the cognitive neurosciences. ..
  2. pmc Are there three subdivisions in the primate subthalamic nucleus?
    Max C Keuken
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Front Neuroanat 6:14. 2012
    ..We conclude that the number of subdivisions in the STN remains uncertain, and that academic consensus in support of a tripartite STN is presently unwarranted...
  3. doi request reprint The speed-accuracy tradeoff in the elderly brain: a structural model-based approach
    Birte U Forstmann
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, 1018 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 31:17242-9. 2011
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  4. pmc Reciprocal relations between cognitive neuroscience and formal cognitive models: opposites attract?
    Birte U Forstmann
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Plantage Muidergracht 24, 1018 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trends Cogn Sci 15:272-9. 2011
    ..We argue that these fields are mutually dependent; not only can models guide neuroscientific endeavors, but understanding neural mechanisms can provide key insights into formal models of cognition...
  5. doi request reprint How preparation changes the need for top-down control of the basal ganglia when inhibiting premature actions
    Sara Jahfari
    Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, 1018 XA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 32:10870-8. 2012
    ..Importantly, these results further indicate that the advance preparation of action plans reduces the need for reactive fronto-basal ganglia communication to gate voluntary actions...
  6. doi request reprint Cortico-subthalamic white matter tract strength predicts interindividual efficacy in stopping a motor response
    Birte U Forstmann
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Neuroimage 60:370-5. 2012
    ..Results of two independent experiments show that increased white matter tract strength between the pMFC and STN results in better stopping behaviour...
  7. pmc The speed and accuracy of perceptual decisions in a random-tone pitch task
    Martijn J Mulder
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 129, 1018 TV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Atten Percept Psychophys 75:1048-58. 2013
    ..Future studies using the task might help to investigate modality-specific effects on decision making at both the behavioral and neuronal levels. ..
  8. pmc Similarity and number of alternatives in the random-dot motion paradigm
    Leendert van Maanen
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, Plantage Muidergracht 24, 1018 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Atten Percept Psychophys 74:739-53. 2012
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  9. doi request reprint Observed and self-experienced conflict induce similar behavioral and neural adaptation
    Jasper Winkel
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Soc Neurosci 7:385-97. 2012
    ..We show that in both behavioral and neural terms we adapt to conflicts happening to others just as if they happened to us...
  10. doi request reprint A diffusion model account of age differences in posterror slowing
    Gilles Dutilh
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychol Aging 28:64-76. 2013
    ..These findings indicate that PES originates from the interplay of different psychological processes whose contribution depends on both task settings and individual differences...
  11. doi request reprint Functional connectivity of the striatum links motivation to action control in humans
    Helga A Harsay
    Amsterdam Center for Study of Adaptive Control in Brain and Behavior Acacia, Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 31:10701-11. 2011
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  12. pmc Cortico-striatal connections predict control over speed and accuracy in perceptual decision making
    Birte U Forstmann
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:15916-20. 2010
    ..Specifically, these findings support a cortico-striatal control account of how the brain implements adaptive switches between cautious and risky behavior...
  13. doi request reprint Bias in the brain: a diffusion model analysis of prior probability and potential payoff
    Martijn J Mulder
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, 1018 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 32:2335-43. 2012
    ..Imaging results showed that, at cue level, regions of the frontoparietal network are involved in changing the starting points in both manipulations, suggesting a common mechanism underlying the biasing effects of prior knowledge...
  14. doi request reprint Neural correlates of trial-to-trial fluctuations in response caution
    Leendert van Maanen
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, 1018 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 31:17488-95. 2011
    ..These results indicate that for each decision, response caution is set through corticobasal ganglia functioning, but that individual choices differ according to the mechanisms that trigger changes in response caution...
  15. doi request reprint The subthalamic nucleus during decision-making with multiple alternatives
    Max C Keuken
    Amsterdam Brain and Cognition, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Prinsengracht 130, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Brain Mapp 36:4041-52. 2015
    ..This result sheds new light on the information processing streams between medial frontal cortex and the basal ganglia...
  16. doi request reprint Neural mechanisms, temporal dynamics, and individual differences in interference control
    Birte U Forstmann
    University of Amsterdam, Department of Psychology, The Netherlands
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:1854-65. 2008
    ..These results, which are consistent against the backdrop of the larger literature on cognitive control, could have been derived neither from the standard data-driven fMRI approach, nor from inspecting overall mean RT alone...
  17. pmc Striatum and pre-SMA facilitate decision-making under time pressure
    Birte U Forstmann
    Department of Psychology, Amsterdam Center for the Study of Adaptive Control in Brain and Behavior, University of Amsterdam, 1018 WB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:17538-42. 2008
    ..These results demonstrate that when people have to make decisions under time pressure their striatum and pre-SMA show increased levels of activation...
  18. doi request reprint Effective connectivity reveals important roles for both the hyperdirect (fronto-subthalamic) and the indirect (fronto-striatal-pallidal) fronto-basal ganglia pathways during response inhibition
    Sara Jahfari
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 1018 WB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    J Neurosci 31:6891-9. 2011
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  19. doi request reprint Multi-modal ultra-high resolution structural 7-Tesla MRI data repository
    Birte U Forstmann
    Amsterdam Center for Brain and Cognition, University of Amsterdam, 1018 WS Amsterdam, Netherlands Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    Sci Data 1:140050. 2014
    ..Importantly, the present data repository may also be used to inform the exact positioning of electrodes used for deep-brain-stimulation in patients with Parkinson's disease and neuropsychiatric diseases. ..
  20. doi request reprint A gradual increase of iron toward the medial-inferior tip of the subthalamic nucleus
    Gilles de Hollander
    University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Brain Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Hum Brain Mapp 35:4440-9. 2014
    ..Iron concentrations were found to be higher in the medial-inferior tip of the STN. Using quantitative methods we show that the increase of iron concentration towards the medial-inferior tip is of a gradual rather than a discrete nature...
  21. doi request reprint Ultra-high 7T MRI of structural age-related changes of the subthalamic nucleus
    Max C Keuken
    Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    J Neurosci 33:4896-900. 2013
    ..In sum, the results of the present study suggest that age has to be taken into account in atlases for the optimal localization of the STh in healthy and diseased brains...
  22. pmc Testing theories of post-error slowing
    Gilles Dutilh
    University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Atten Percept Psychophys 74:454-65. 2012
    ..In the present data set, we found no evidence that post-error slowing is caused by perceptual distraction or time wasted on irrelevant processes. These results support a response-monitoring account of post-error slowing...
  23. pmc The optimality of sensory processing during the speed-accuracy tradeoff
    Tiffany Ho
    Department of Psychology and Neurosciences Graduate Program, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, USA
    J Neurosci 32:7992-8003. 2012
    ..Collectively, our findings suggest that, in addition to lowered response thresholds, the performance decrements observed during speeded decision making may result from a failure to optimally process sensory signals...
  24. pmc Spatial normalization of ultrahigh resolution 7 T magnetic resonance imaging data of the postmortem human subthalamic nucleus: a multistage approach
    Marcel Weiss
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 129, 1018 WS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Brain Struct Funct 220:1695-703. 2015
    ..This novel technique may be of value for research purposes using functional MRI techniques, and in the future may be of assistance for anatomical orientation in clinical practice...
  25. pmc The neural substrate of prior information in perceptual decision making: a model-based analysis
    Birte U Forstmann
    Spinoza Center for Neuroimaging, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Front Hum Neurosci 4:40. 2010
    ..Our results suggest that the human brain uses prior information by increasing cortico-striatal activation to selectively disinhibit preferred responses...
  26. doi request reprint Early evidence affects later decisions: why evidence accumulation is required to explain response time data
    Jasper Winkel
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Prinsengracht 130, 1018 VZ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Psychon Bull Rev 21:777-84. 2014
    ..Our results cannot be explained by the urgency gating model, and they provide support for an evidence accumulation account of perceptual decision making. ..
  27. pmc Bromocriptine does not alter speed-accuracy tradeoff
    Jasper Winkel
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Front Neurosci 6:126. 2012
    ..We do not find an effect of bromocriptine on this activation. Therefore, we conclude that bromocriptine does not alter speed-accuracy tradeoff...
  28. pmc Cortico-subthalamic connection predicts individual differences in value-driven choice bias
    Martijn J Mulder
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 129, 1018, TV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Brain Struct Funct 219:1239-49. 2014
    ..These findings confirm the involvement of the cortico-subthalamic circuit in mechanisms underlying value-based actions in perceptual decision making...
  29. pmc The subcortical cocktail problem; mixed signals from the subthalamic nucleus and substantia nigra
    Gilles de Hollander
    Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 10:e0120572. 2015
    ..We propose concrete steps how to analyze fMRI BOLD data to allow inferences about the functional role of small subcortical nuclei like the subthalamic nucleus and substantia nigra. ..
  30. pmc Piéron's Law and Optimal Behavior in Perceptual Decision-Making
    Leendert van Maanen
    University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Front Neurosci 5:143. 2012
    ..We conclude that Piéron's Law is a general phenomenon that may be caused by optimality constraints...
  31. pmc Your conflict matters to me! Behavioral and neural manifestations of control adjustment after self-experienced and observed decision-conflict
    Jasper Winkel
    Amsterdam Center for the Study of Adaptive Control in Brain and Behavior, Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Front Hum Neurosci 3:57. 2009
    ..In sum, in both behavioral and neural terms, we adapt to conflicts happening to others just as if they happened to ourselves...
  32. pmc To head or to heed? Beyond the surface of selective action inhibition: a review
    Wery P M van den Wildenberg
    Department of Psychology, Amsterdam Center for the Study of Adaptive Control in Brain and Behavior, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Front Hum Neurosci 4:222. 2010
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  33. doi request reprint Topographic organization of the human and non-human primate subthalamic nucleus
    Anneke Alkemade
    Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 129, 1018 WS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Brain Struct Funct 220:3075-86. 2015
    ..These studies provide evidence for a topographical organization within the STN, although it remains unclear to what extent functionally and anatomically distinct subdivisions overlap. ..
  34. pmc Individual Differences in Heart Rate Variability Predict the Degree of Slowing during Response Inhibition and Initiation in the Presence of Emotional Stimuli
    Angelos Miltiadis Krypotos
    Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Front Psychol 2:278. 2011
    ..We suggest that focusing on individual differences in HRV and its associative ER may shed more light on the dynamic interplay between emotion and cognition...
  35. ncbi request reprint At your own peril: an ERP study of voluntary task set selection processes in the medial frontal cortex
    Birte U Forstmann
    Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci 7:286-96. 2007
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