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Christina Leuker

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Postdoctoral Fellow
+49 30 82406-402
leuker [at] mpib-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de
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Short CV: 
  • 2018: Dr. rer. nat. | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2014: M.Sc. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience | Freie Universität Berlin
  • 2013: Research Visit | The University of Texas at Austin, Poldracklab & Imaging Research Center, USA
  • 2012: B.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences | University College Maastricht, Netherlands
  • 2011: Exchange Semester | Singapore Management University
Research Interests: 
  • decision making under uncertainty
  • ecological validity of lab experiments
  • decision making across the lifespan
  • methods: behavioral research, eyetracking, computational modeling
  • also interested in: science writing and science communication

Selected Literature: 

Leuker, C., Pachur, T., Hertwig, R., & Pleskac, T. J. (2018). Exploiting risk-reward structures in decision making under uncertainty. Cognition, 175, 186-200. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2018.02.019 Preprint

 

Dissertation:

Leuker, C. (2018). Risks, rewards, and rationality: How knowing that you probably won't hit the jackpot affects your judgments and decisions. PDF

 

Popular Writing

"In an age of all-knowing algorithms, how do we choose not to know?" Nautilus (June 2018), with Wouter van den Bos.

"To Read Someone's Mind, Look Into Their Eyes.Scientific American (September 2017), with Wouter van den Bos and Jon M Jachimowicz.

"I want it now! The Neuroscience of Teenage Impulsivity." Frontiers for Young Minds (May 2016), with Wouter van den Bos.

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zuklappen Publications

Pleskac, T. J., Hertwig, R., Leuker, C., & Conradt, L. (in press). Using risk-reward structures to reckon with uncertainty. In R. Hertwig, T. J. Pleskac, T. Pachur, & The Center for Adaptive Rationality, Taming uncertainty. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Leuker, C., Pachur, T., Hertwig, R., & Pleskac, T. J. (2018). Exploiting risk-reward structures in decision making under uncertainty. Cognition, 175, 186-200. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2018.02.019
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Leuker, C., Pachur, T., Hertwig, R., & Pleskac, T. J. (2018). Too good to be true? Psychological responses to surprising options in risk-reward environments. Open Science Framework, 2018. doi:10.17605/OSF.IO/XAUTN
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Leuker, C., Samartzidis, L., Hertwig, R., & Pleskac, T. J. (2018). When money talks: Judging risk and coercion in high-paying clinical trials. PsyArXiv, 13 April 2018. doi:10.17605/OSF.IO/9P7CB
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Pleskac, T. J., Conradt, L., Leuker, C., & Hertwig, R. (2018). The ecology of competition: A theory of risk-reward environments in adaptive decision making. PsyArXiv, 6 December 2018. doi:10.31234/osf.io/ewzcb
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Leuker, C., Pleskac, T. J., Pachur, T., & Hertwig, R. (2017). How the mind exploits risk-reward structures in decisions under risk. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 2543-2548). London, UK: Cognitive Science Society.
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Bakkour, A., Leuker, C., Hover, A. M., Giles, N., Poldrack, R. A., & Schonberg, T. (2016). Mechanisms of choice behavior shift using cue-approach training. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:421. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00421
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Leuker, C., & van den Bos, W. (2016). I want it now! The neuroscience of teenage impulsivity. Frontiers for Young Minds, 4:8. doi:10.3389/frym.2016.00008
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