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Dirk Ostwald

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
+49 30 82406-352
dirk [dot] ostwald [at] mpib-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de
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Akademischer Steckbrief: 
  • 2012 BSc, Mathematik, FernUniversität in Hagen
  • 2010 PhD, Psychology, University of Birmingham
  • 2006 MSc, Neural and Behavioural Sciences, Universität Tübingen
  • 2003 Erster Abschnitt der Ärztlichen Prüfung, Universität Hamburg
Forschungsinteressen: 
  • Kognitive Neurowissenschaften
  • Cognitive Neuroimaging (M/EEG and MRI)
  • Bayesian Identification of Dynamic Time Series Models
  • Neurocognition

Ausgewählte Literatur: 
  • Ostwald D, Kirilina E, Starke L, Blankenburg F (2014) A tutorial on variational Bayes for latent linear stochastic time-series models Journal of Mathematical Psychology (in press)
  • Ostwald D, Spitzer B, Guggenmos B, Schmidt T, Kiebel S, Blankenburg F (2012) Evidence for Neural Encoding of Bayesian Surprise in Human Somatosensation NeuroImage 62: 177–188 
  • Ostwald D, Mayhew SD, Porcaro C, Bagshaw AP (2012) EEG-fMRI based information theoretic characterization of the human perceptual decision system PLoS ONE 7(4): e3389

Alle aufklappen Curriculum Vitae

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Horn, A., Ostwald, D., Reisert, M., & Blankenburg, F. (in press). The structural-functional connectome and the default network of the human brain. NeuroImage. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.09.069
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Ostwald, D., Kirilina, E., Starke, L., & Blankenburg, F. (in press). A tutorial on variational Bayes for latent linear stochastic time-series models. Journal of Mathematical Psychology.

Herzog, S. M., & Ostwald, D. (2013). Sometimes Bayesian statistics are better. Nature, 494(7435), 35. doi:10.1038/494035b
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Mayhew, S. D., Ostwald, D., Porcaro, C., & Bagshaw, A. P. (2013). Spontaneous EEG alpha oscillation interacts with positive and negative BOLD responses in the visual-auditory cortices and default-mode network. NeuroImage, 76, 362-372. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.02.070
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Ostwald, D., Porcaro, C., Mayhew, S. D., & Bagshaw, A. P. (2012). EEG-fMRI based information theoretic characterization of the human perceptual decision system. PLoS ONE, 7(4): e33896. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033896
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Ostwald, D., Spitzer, B., Guggenmos, M., Schmidt, T. T., Kiebel, S. J., & Blankenburg, F. (2012). Evidence for neural encoding of Bayesian surprise in human somatosensation. NeuroImage, 62, 177-188. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.04.050
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Lei X, Ostwald D, Hu J, Qiu C, Porcaro C, Bagshaw AP, Yao D (2011) Multimodal Functional Network Connectivity: An EEG-fMRI Fusion in Network Space PLoS ONE 6(9):e24642 PDF

Ostwald D, Bagshaw AP (2011) Information theoretic approaches to functional neuroimaging Magnetic Resonance Imaging  29:1417-1428 PDF

Porcaro C, Ostwald D, Hadjipapas A, Barnes GA, Bagshaw AP (2011) The Relationship between the Visual Evoked Potential and the Gamma Band investigated by Blind and Semi-Blind Methods NeuroImage 56(3):1059-71 PDF

Ostwald D, Porcaro C, Bagshaw AP (2011) Voxel-wise information theoretic EEG-fMRI feature integration NeuroImage 55(3):1270-86 PDF

Noppeney U, Ostwald D, Werner S (2010) Perceptual decisions formed by accumulation of audiovisual evidence in prefrontal cortex  Journal of Neuroscience 30(21):7434-46 PDF

Wühle A, Mertiens L, Rüter J, Ostwald D, Braun C (2010) Cortical processing of near-threshold tactile stimuli – an MEG study Psychophysiology 47:523–534 PDF

Porcaro C, Ostwald D, Bagshaw AP (2010) Functional source separation improves the quality of single trial visual evoked potentials recorded during concurrent EEG-fMRI NeuroImage  50:112–123 PDF

Ostwald D, Porcaro C, Bagshaw AP (2010) An information theoretic approach to EEG-fMRI integration of visually evoked responses NeuroImage 49:498 – 516 PDF

Ostwald D, Lam J, Li S, Kourtzi Z (2008) Neural coding of global form in the human visual cortex J Neurophysiology 99:2456-2469 PDF

Li S, Ostwald D, Giese M, Kourtzi Z (2007) Flexible coding for categorical decisions in the human brain Journal of Neuroscience 27(45):12321-30 PDF

Karpac J, Ostwald D, Bui S, Hunnewell P, Hochgeschwender U (2006) Proopiomelanocortin heterozygous and homozygous null mutant mice develop pituitary adenomas Cellular and Molecular Biology (Noisy-le-grand) 30;52(2):47-52 PDF

Ostwald D, Karpac J, Hochgeschwender U (2006) Effects on Hippocampus of Lifelong Absence of Glucocorticoids in the Pro-Opiomelanocortin Null Mutant Mouse Reveal Complex Relationship Between Glucocorticoids and Hippocampal Structure and Function Journal of Molecular Neuroscience 28(3):291-302 PDF

Karpac J, Ostwald D, Bui S, Hunnewell P, Shankar M, Hochgeschwender U (2005) Development, maintenance, and function of the adrenal gland in early postnatal proopiomelanocortin-null mutant mice Endocrinology 146(6):2555-62 PDF