Dr Stefan Bode
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Dr Stefan Bode
Senior Lecturer Cognitive Psychology & Behavioural Neuroscience / ARC DECRA Fellow
Cognitive psychology and behavioural neuroscience
Key research questions
How are decisions encoded in the brain?
How do we make decisions when the choice options are equally likely or valuable?
How does context bias preferences or judgements outside of the decision-makers’ awareness?
Morawetz C, Bode S, Baudewig J, Jacobs AM, Heekeren HR (2016). Neural representation of emotion regulation goals. Human Brain Mapping, 37(2), 600-620.
Bennett D, Murawski C, Bode S (2015). Single-trial event-related potential correlates of belief updating. eNeuro, 2(5). ENEURO.0076-15.2015. [PDF]
Simmank J, Murawski C, Bode S, Horstmann A (2015). Incidental rewarding cues influence financial decisions in people with obesity. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 9, 278. [PDF]
Morawetz C, Bode S, Baudewig J, Kirilina E, Heekeren HR (2015). Changes in effective connectivity between dorsal and ventral prefrontal regions moderate emotion regulation. Cerebral Cortex, in press.
Bode S, Murawski C, Soon CS, Bode P, Stahl J, Smith PL (2014). Demystifying "free will": The role of contextual information and evidence accumulation for predictive brain activity. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 47, 636-645. [PDF]
Bode S, Stahl J (2014). Predicting errors from patterns of event-related potentials preceding an overt response. Biological Psychology, 103, 357-369. [PDF]
Bode S, Bennett D, Stahl J, Murawski C (2014). Distributed patterns of event-related potentials predict subsequent ratings of abstract stimulus attributes. PLoS ONE, 9(10): e109070. [PDF]
Woolgar A, Golland P, Bode S (2014). Coping with confounds in multi-voxel analysis: what should we do about reaction time differences? A comment on Todd, Nystrom & Cohen 2013. Neuroimage, 98, 73-80. [PDF]
Bogler C, Bode S, Haynes JD (2013). Orientation pop-out processing in human visual cortex. Neuroimage, 81, 73-80. [PDF]
Soon CS, He AH, Bode S, Haynes JD (2013). Predicting free choices for abstract intentions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A., 110(15), 6217-6222. Download PDF
Bode S, Bogler C, Haynes JD (2013). Similar neural mechanisms for perceptual guesses and free decisions. Neuroimage, 65, 456-465. [PDF]
Krüger D, Klapötke S, Bode S, Mattler U (2013). Neural correlates of control operations in inverse priming with relevant and irrelevant masks. Neuroimage, 64(1), 197-208. [PDF]
Bode S, Sewell D, Lilburn S, Forte J, Smith PL, Stahl J (2012). Predicting perceptual decision biases from early brain activity. The Journal of Neuroscience, 32(36), 12488-12498. Download PDF
Murawski C, Harris PG, Bode S, Domínguez D. JF, Egan GF (2012). Led into temptation? Rewarding brand logos bias the neural encoding of economic decisions. PLoS ONE, 7(3): e34155. Download PDF
Heinzle J, Anders S, Bode S, Bogler C, Chen Y, Cichy RM, Hackmack K, Kahnt T, Kalberlah C, Reverberi C, Soon CS, Tusche A, Weygandt M, Haynes JD (2012). Multivariate decoding of fMRI data – Towards a content-based cognitive neuroscience. e-Neuroforum, 3(1), 1-16. [PDF]
Bode S, Bogler C, Soon CS, Haynes JD (2012). The neural encoding of guesses in the human brain. Neuroimage, 59(2), 1924-1931. [PDF]
Bogler C, Bode S, Haynes JD (2011). Decoding successive computational stages of saliency processing. Current Biology, 21(19), 1667-1671. [PDF]
Bode S, He AH, Soon CS, Trampel R, Turner R, Haynes JD (2011). Tracking the unconscious generation of free decisions using ultra-high field fMRI. PLoS ONE, 6(6): e21612. Download PDF
Müller AD, Bode S, Myer L, Stahl J, von Steinbüchel N (2011). Predictors of adherence to antiretroviral treatment and therapeutic success among children in South Africa. AIDS Care, 23(2), 129-138. [PDF]
Bode S (2010). From stimuli to motor responses: Decoding rules and decision mechanisms in the human brain. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, 123 (MPI Series in Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences). Download PDF
Tusche A, Bode S, Haynes JD (2010). Neural responses to unattended products predict later consumer choices. The Journal of Neuroscience, 30(23), 8024-8031. Download PDF
Bode S, Haynes JD (2009). Decoding sequential stages of task preparation in the human brain. Neuroimage, 45(2), 606-613. [PDF]
Müller AD, Bode S, Myer L, Roux P, von Steinbüchel N (2008). Electronic measurement of adherence to paediatric antiretroviral therapy in South Africa. The Paediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 27(3), 257-262. [PDF]
Bode S, Koeneke S, Jäncke L (2007). Different strategies do not moderate primary motor cortex involvement in mental rotation: a TMS study. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 3: 38. Download PDF
Cognitive Psychology & Behavioural Neuroscience, decision-making, preference formation, Electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
PhD projects: There are no more PhD projects available for 2016.
Honour projects: For available Honours projects, please see the Decision Neuroscience Lab website.
Masters projects: Please contact me for potential supervision arrangements.
Research intern positions: For research internships, please see the Decision Neuroscience Lab website.
Member of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
Member of the Organisation for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)
Member of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC)
Member of the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS)
Member of the Association for Psychological Science (APS)
Associate of Melbourne Neuroscience Institutes (MNI)
Associate of Monash Biomedical Imaging (MBI)
ARC Discovery Project: Bode S, Hester R, "Decoding change-of-mind decisions and errors from brain activity in humans", 2016-2018.
ARC DECRA: Bode S, "Decoding unstable decision preferences from brain activity", 2014-2016.
Melbourne Neuroscience Institutes Interdisciplinary Seed Grant: Bode S, Laham S, Murawski C, “The neural basis of moral decision-making”, 2014.
Psychological Sciences Research Support Scheme: Laham SM, Bode S, “Development and validation of a novel stimulus set for moral decision-making”, 2014.
Melbourne Neuroscience Institutes Project Grant: Bode S, Murawski C, Smith PL, "Decoding preference reversals in economic decision-making from brain activity", 2013.
Melbourne Neuroscience Institutes Project Grant: Bode S, Sewell D, Murawski C, Smith PL, “The neural encoding of threshold decisions”, 2012.
Psychological Sciences Research Support Scheme: Bode S, Sewell D, “Neural decoding and mathematical modelling of perceptual learning”, 2012-2013.
Early Career Researcher (ECR) Award, The University of Melbourne: Bode S, “Decoding multiple object decision making from brain signals”, 2012.
Faculty of Business and Economics (UoM) Strategic Initiatives Grant: Murawski C, Bode S, Grundy B, “The neural basis of financial decision making”, 2012-2014.
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