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Ali Mahmoodi

PhD Student

    Mahmoodi.pngAli Mahmoodi
    Bernstein Center Freiburg
    Hansastrasse 9a
    79104 Freiburg i.Br.
    Tel.: +49 (0)761 203 9595
    Fax: +49 (0)761 203 9559


Research Interests

  • Learning and Decision Making

Research Topics

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  • Psychophysics,
  • Computational modeling


Academic Background

  • Since 2015: PhD in neurobiology and neurotechnology, Bernstein Center Freiburg, Germany
  • 2013-2014: Research Assistant, IPM School of Cognitive Science, Iran
  • 2010-2013: MSc in Control Engineering, university of Tehran, Iran
  • 2006-2010: BSc in Electrical Engineering, university of Tabriz, Iran



  • 2015: DAAD PhD scholarship award



  • Equality bias impairs collective decision-making across cultures, Ali Mahmoodi, Dan Bang, Karsten Olsen, Yuanyuan Aimee, Zhao Zhenhao Shi, Kristina Broberg , Shervin Safavi, Shuihui Han, Majid Nili Ahmadabadi, Chris Frith , Andreas Roepstorff, Geraint Rees, Bahador Bahrami, 2015, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 (12), 3835-3840
  • Learning to Make Collective Decisions: The Impact of Confidence Escalation, A Mahmoodi, D Bang, MN Ahmadabadi, B Bahrami, 2013, PloS one 8 (12), e81195

Book Chapters

  • What failure in collective decision-making tells us about metacognition, D Bang, A Mahmoodi, K Olsen, A Roepstorff, G Rees, C Frith, B Bahrami, The Cognitive Neuroscience of Metacognition, 189-221



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