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Prof. dr. B.U. (Birte) Forstmann

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group Brain and Cognition
Photographer: Jeroen Oerlemans

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
  • Room number:G 3.06
Postal address
  • Postbus 15915
    1001 NK Amsterdam
  • Publications

    2021

    2020

    2019

    2018

    2017

    2016

    2015

    2014

    2013

    2012

    • Dutilh, G., Vandekerckhove, J., Forstmann, B. U., Keuleers, E., Brysbaert, M., & Wagenmakers, E-J. (2012). Testing theories of post-error slowing. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 74(2), 454-465. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-011-0243-2 [details]
    • Dutilh, G., van Ravenzwaaij, D., Nieuwenhuis, S., van der Maas, H. L. J., Forstmann, B. U., & Wagenmakers, E-J. (2012). How to measure post-error slowing: A confound and a simple solution. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 56(3), 208-216. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmp.2012.04.001 [details]
    • Forstmann, B. U., Keuken, M. C., Jahfari, S., Bazin, P-L., Neumann, J., Schäfer, A., ... Turner, R. (2012). Cortico-subthalamic white matter tract strength predicts interindividual efficacy in stopping a motor response. NeuroImage, 60(1), 370-375. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.12.044 [details]
    • Ho, T., Brown, S., van Maanen, L., Forstmann, B. U., Wagenmakers, E-J., & Serences, J. T. (2012). The optimality of sensory processing during the speed-accuracy tradeoff. The Journal of Neuroscience, 32(23), 7992-8003. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0340-12.2012 [details]
    • Jahfari, S., Verbruggen, F., Frank, M. J., Waldorp, L. J., Colzato, L., Ridderinkhof, K. R., & Forstmann, B. U. (2012). How preparation changes the need for top-down control of the basal ganglia when inhibiting premature actions. The Journal of Neuroscience, 32(32), 10870-10878. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0902-12.2012 [details]
    • Keuken, M. C., Uylings, H. B. M., Geyer, S., Schafer, A., Turner, R., & Forstmann, B. U. (2012). Are there three subdivisions in the primate subthalamic nucleus? Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, (MAY 2012).
    • Keuken, M. C., Uylings, H. B. M., Geyer, S., Schäfer, A., Turner, R., & Forstmann, B. U. (2012). Are there three subdivisions in the primate subthalamic nucleus? Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, 6, [14]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnana.2012.00014 [details]
    • Mulder, M. J., Wagenmakers, E-J., Ratcliff, R., Boekel, W., & Forstmann, B. U. (2012). Bias in the brain: A diffusion model analysis of prior probability and potential payoff. The Journal of Neuroscience, 32(7), 2335-2343. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4156-11.2012 [details]
    • Schäfer, A., Forstmann, B. U., Neumann, J., Wharton, S., Mietke, A., Bowtell, R., & Turner, R. (2012). Direct visualization of the subthalamic nucleus and its iron distribution using high-resolution susceptibility mapping. Human Brain Mapping, 33(12), 2831-2842. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.21404 [details]
    • Winkel, J., Wijnen, J. G., Danielmeijer, C., Groen, I. I. A., Derfuss, J., Ridderinkhof, K. R., & Forstmann, B. U. (2012). Observed and self-experienced conflict induce similar behavioral and neural adaptation. Social Neuroscience, 7(4), 385-397. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470919.2011.628760 [details]
    • Winkel, J., van Maanen, L., Ratcliff, R., van der Schaaf, M. E., van Schouwenburg, M. R., Cools, R., & Forstmann, B. U. (2012). Bromocriptine does not alter speed-accuracy tradeoff. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 6, [126]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2012.00126 [details]
    • van Maanen, L., Grasman, R. P. P. P., Forstmann, B. U., & Wagenmakers, E-J. (2012). Piéron's law and optimal behavior in perceptual decision-making. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 5, [143]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2011.00143 [details]
    • van Maanen, L., Grasman, R. P. P. P., Forstmann, B. U., Keuken, M. C., Brown, S. D., & Wagenmakers, E-J. (2012). Similarity and number of alternatives in the random-dot motion paradigm. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 74(4), 739-753. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13414-011-0267-7 [details]

    2011

    • Danielmeier, C., Eichele, T., Forstmann, B. U., Tittgemeyer, M., & Ullsperger, M. (2011). Posterior medial frontal cortex activity predicts post-error adaptations in task-related visual and motor areas. The Journal of Neuroscience, 31(5), 1780-1789. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4299-10.2011 [details]
    • Forstmann, B. U., Tittgemeyer, M., Wagenmakers, E. J., Derrfuss, J., Imperati, D., & Brown, S. (2011). The speed-accuracy tradeoff in the elderly brain: a structural model-based approach. The Journal of Neuroscience, 31(47), 17242-17249. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0309-11.2011 [details]
    • Forstmann, B. U., Wagenmakers, E-J., Eichele, T., Brown, S., & Serences, J. T. (2011). Reciprocal relations between cognitive neuroscience and formal cognitive models: opposites attract? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 15(6), 272-279. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2011.04.002 [details]
    • Harsay, H. A., Cohen, M. X., Oosterhof, N. N., Forstmann, B. U., Mars, R. B., & Ridderinkhof, K. R. (2011). Functional connectivity of the striatum links motivation to action control in humans. The Journal of Neuroscience, 31(29), 10701-10711. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5415-10.2011 [details]
    • Jahfari, S., Waldorp, L., van den Wildenberg, W. P. M., Scholte, H. S., Ridderinkhof, K. R., & Forstmann, B. U. (2011). Effective connectivity reveals important roles for both the hyperdirect (fronto-subthalamic) and indirect (fronto-striatal-pallidal) fronto-basal ganglia pathways during response inhibition. The Journal of Neuroscience, 31(18), 6891-6899. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5253-10.2011 [details]
    • Krypotos, A. M., Jahfari, S., van Ast, V. A., Kindt, M., & Forstmann, B. U. (2011). Individual differences in heart rate variability predict the degree of slowing during response inhibition and initiation in the presence of emotional stimuli. Frontiers in Psychology, 2, [278]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00278 [details]
    • Mansfield, E. L., Karayanidis, F., Jamadar, S., Heathcote, A., & Forstmann, B. U. (2011). Adjustments of response threshold during task switching: a model-based functional magnetic resonance imaging study. The Journal of Neuroscience, 31(41), 14688-14692. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2390-11.2011 [details]
    • Nieuwenhuis, S., Forstmann, B. U., & Wagenmakers, E-J. (2011). Erroneous analyses of interactions in neuroscience: a problem of significance. Nature Neuroscience, 14(9), 1105-1107. https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.2886 [details]
    • Ridderinkhof, K. R., Forstmann, B. U., Wylie, S. A., Burle, B., & van den Wildenberg, W. P. M. (2011). Neurocognitive mechanisms of action control: resisting the call of the sirens. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Cognitive Science, 2(2), 174-192. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcs.99 [details]
    • van Maanen, L., Brown, S. D., Eichele, T., Wagenmakers, E-J., Ho, T., Serences, J., & Forstmann, B. U. (2011). Neural correlates of trial-to-trial fluctuations in response caution. The Journal of Neuroscience, 31(48), 17488-17495. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2924-11.2011 [details]

    2010

    • Bogacz, R., Wagenmakers, E. J., Forstmann, B. U., & Nieuwenhuis, S. (2010). The neural basis of the speed-accuracy tradeoff. Trends in Neurosciences, 33(1), 10-16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tins.2009.09.002 [details]
    • Forstmann, B. U., Anwander, A., Schäfer, A., Neumann, J., Brown, S., Wagenmakers, E. M., ... Turner, R. (2010). Cortico-striatal connections predict control over speed and accuracy in perceptual decision making. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(36), 15916-15920. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1004932107 [details]
    • Forstmann, B. U., Brown, S., Dutilh, G., Neumann, J., & Wagenmakers, E-J. (2010). The neural substrate of prior information in perceptual decision making: a model-based analysis. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4, [40]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2010.00040 [details]
    • Karayanidis, F., Jamadar, S., Ruge, H., Phillips, N., Heathcote, A., & Forstmann, B. U. (2010). Advance preparation in task-switching: converging evidence from behavioral, brain activation and model-based approaches. Frontiers in Psychology, 1, 25. [25]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2010.00025 [details]
    • van den Wildenberg, W. P. M., Wylie, S. A., Forstmann, B. U., Burle, B., Hasbroucq, T., & Ridderinkhof, K. R. (2010). To head or to heed? Beyond the surface of selective action inhibition: a review. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 4, [222]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2010.00222 [details]

    2009

    • Winkel, J., Wijnen, J. G., Ridderinkhof, K. R., Groen, I. I. A., Derrfuss, J., Danielmeier, C., & Forstmann, B. U. (2009). Your conflict matters to me! Behavioral and neural manifestations of control adjustment after self-experienced and observed decision-conflict. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 3, [57]. https://doi.org/10.3389/neuro.09.057.2009 [details]

    2008

    • Forstmann, B. U., Dutilh, G., Brown, S., Neumann, J., von Cramon, D. Y., Ridderinkhof, K. R., & Wagenmakers, E-J. (2008). Striatum and pre-SMA facilitate decision-making under time pressure. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(45), 17538-17542. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0805903105 [details]
    • Forstmann, B. U., Jahfari, S., Scholte, H. S., Wolfensteller, U., van den Wildenberg, W. P. M., & Ridderinkhof, K. R. (2008). Function and structure of the right inferior frontal cortex predict individual differences in response inhibition: a model-based approach. The Journal of Neuroscience, 28(39), 9790-9796. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1465-08.2008 [details]
    • Forstmann, B. U., Wolfensteller, U., Derrfuss, J., Neumann, J., Brass, M., Ridderinkhof, K. R., & von Cramon, D. Y. (2008). When the choice is ours: Context and agency modulate the neural bases of decision-making. PLoS ONE, 3(4), [e1899]. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0001899 [details]
    • Forstmann, B. U., van den Wildenberg, W. P. M., & Ridderinkhof, K. R. (2008). Neural mechanisms, temporal dynamics, and individual differences in interference control. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20(10), 1854-1865. https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn.2008.20122 [details]

    2019

    • Csifcsák, G., Boayue, N. M., Aslaksen, P. M., Turi, Z., Antal, A., Groot, J., ... Mittner, M. (2019). Commentary: Transcranial stimulation of the frontal lobes increases propensity of mind-wandering without changing meta-awareness. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, [130]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00130 [details]

    2018

    • Ly, A., Böhm, U., Heathcote, A., Turner, B. M., Forstmann, B., Marsman, M., & Matzke, D. (2018). A flexible and efficient hierarchical Bayesian approach to the exploration of individual differences in cognitive-model-based neuroscience. In A. A. Moustafa (Ed.), Computational Models of Brain and Behavior (pp. 467-480). Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119159193.ch34 [details]
    • Turner, B. M., Miletić, S., & Forstmann, B. U. (2018). Outlook on deep neural networks in computational cognitive neuroscience. NeuroImage, 180(A), 117-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.12.078 [details]

    2017

    • Keuken, M. C., Ly, A., Boekel, W. E., Wagenmakers, E. M., Belay, L., Verhagen, A. J., ... Forstmann, B. U. (2017). Corrigendum A purely confirmatory replication study of structural brain-behavior correlations. Cortex, 93, 229-233.
    • Keuken, M. C., Ly, A., Boekel, W., Wagenmakers, E. J., Belay, L., Verhagen, J., Brown, S. D., & Forstmann, B. U. (2017). Corrigendum to “A purely confirmatory replication study of structural brain-behavior correlations” [Cortex 66 (2015) 115–133] (S0010945215000155) (10.1016/j.cortex.2014.11.019). Cortex, 93, 229-233. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2017.03.007
    • Keuken, M. C., Müller-Axt, C., Langner, R., Eickhoff, S. B., Forstmann, B. U., & Neumann, J. (2017). Corrigendum: Brain networks of perceptual decision-making: an fMRI ALE meta-analysis. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, [139]. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00139

    2016

    2015

    2011

    • Ridderinkhof, K. R., Cohen, M. X., & Forstmann, B. U. (2011). Motivational modulation of action control: how interindividual variability may shed light on the motivation-control interface and its neurocognitive mechanisms. In R. B. Mars, J. Sallet, M. F. S. Rushworth, & N. Yeung (Eds.), Neural basis of motivational and cognitive control (pp. 243-262). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. [details]

    Award

    • Forstmann, B. (2019). Ammodo Award.
    • Forstmann, B. U. (2018). VICI grant “The brain at depth: A model-based cognitive neuroscience approach to the human subcortex” was awarded a five-year 1,500,000 E.
    • Forstmann, B. U. (2018). ERC Proof of concept beurs The project “ATLAS: Atlas for deep brain stimulation” 150kE.
    • van Maanen, L. & Forstmann, B. U. (2015). VolkswagenStiftung grant.
    • Forstmann, B. U. (2014). The project ‘Ultra-high resolution 7T fMRI of the midbrain’ was awarded a one-year € 35,000 grant from the Amsterdam Center for Brain & Cognition..
    • Forstmann, B. U. (2013). The project 'Subdivisions of the Subthalamic Nucleus' was awarded a two-year €35.000,- grant.
    • Forstmann, B. U. (2012). The project "Speeded Decision-Making in the Basal Ganglia: An Integrative Model- Based Approach" was awarded a five-year € 1,500,000 Starting Grant from the European Research Council.
    • Forstmann, B. U. (2012). Inaugural recipient of the Newcastle Psychology Research Visitor Fellowship, AUD $5,000..
    • Forstmann, B. U. (2012). The project "When the Brain Takes a Break: A Model-Based Cognitive Neuroscience Account of Task-Unrelated Thoughts" was awarded a five-year € 800,000 "Vidi" grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)..
    • Forstmann, B. U. (2010). NWO ALW Open Competition grant together with E.-J. Wagenmakers (UvA), S. Nieuwenhuis (University of Leiden), R. Bogacz (University of Bristol), S. Brown (University of Newcastle), J. Serences (UCSD), and H. van der Maas (UvA).

    Membership

    • Forstmann, B. U. (2018-2020). Member of the Wellcome’s Cognitive Neuroscience and Mental Health Expert Review Group (ERG). .
    • Forstmann, B. U. (2017-2020). Member of the organizing committee for the ICON XIV meeting in Helsinki, Finland..
    • Forstmann, B. U. (2015-2020). Member of the organizing committee for the NVP meeting in Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands.
      , NVP meeting Egmond aan Zee.
    • Forstmann, B. U. (2015-2020). Member of the Young Academy of Europe (YAE)., Young Academy of Europe (YAE). .
    • Forstmann, B. U. (2014-2020). Member of the advisory committee for the inaugural Cognitive Computational Neuroscience (CCN) meeting in New York, USA, 2017.
    • Forstmann, B. U. (2010-2020). Spinoza Centre Amsterdam.
    • Forstmann, B. U. (2010). Organizer of the Mini-Symposium ‘Model-Based Neuroimaging and Decision Neuroscience’ at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Conference,, Society for Neuroscience (SfN), San Diego, USA.

    Journal editor

    • Forstmann, B. U. (editor) (2017-2020). NeuroImage (Journal).
    • Forstmann, B. U. (editor) (2016-2020). European Journal of Neuroscience (Journal).
    • Forstmann, B. U. (editor) (2015-2020). Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience (CABN). (Journal).
    • Forstmann, B. U. (editor) (2014). Cognitive Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience (Journal).

    Talk / presentation

    • Forstmann, B. U. (invited speaker) (15-11-2014). Model-based cognitive neurosciences, Invited keynote lecture at the opening ceremony of the Mind, Taiwan, November 2014.
    • Forstmann, B. U. (invited speaker) (1-7-2014). Functional and structural role of the human subcortex, Invited keynote lecture at the 12th International Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ICON), Brisbane, Australia.

    Others

    • Forstmann, B. (organiser), Matzke, D. (organiser), Heathcote, A. (organiser), Miletić, S. (organiser) & Bazin, P.-L. (organiser) (5-8-2019 - 14-8-2019). Model-based Neuroscience Summer School and Brainhack (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Forstmann, B. U. (organiser), Matzke, D. (organiser), van Maanen, L. (organiser) & Heathcote, A. (organiser) (30-7-2018 - 3-8-2018). Model-based Neuroscience Summer School (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Forstmann, B. U. (participant) (2018). PhD committee member Michelle Colombo (Amsterdam University, NL) (other).
    • Forstmann, B. U. (participant) (2018). PhD committee member 2018 Lauretta Dekkers (Amsterdam University, NL) (other).
    • Forstmann, B. U. (participant) (2018). PhD committee member Yoshiuki Onuki (Rotterdam University, NL) (other).
    • Forstmann, B. U. (participant) (2018). Mentor in the career development program of the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. (other).
    • Forstmann, B. U. (participant) (2018). Mentor in the career development program of Bergen University, Norway (other).
    • Forstmann, B. U. (organiser), Matzke, D. (organiser), Heathcote, A. (organiser), Hawkins, G. E. (organiser), van Maanen, L. (organiser) & de Hollander, G. (organiser) (31-7-2017 - 4-8-2017). Model-based Neuroscience Summer School (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Forstmann, B. U. (participant) (2017 - 2020). Advisory council member of the International Association for the Study of Attention and Performance (other).
    • Forstmann, B. U. (participant) (2016 - 2020). Referee invited by the Weston Brain Institute, Canada (other).
    • Forstmann, B. U. (participant) (2016 - 2020). Referee invited by Parkinson’s UK (other).
    • van Maanen, L. (organiser) & Forstmann, B. U. (organiser) (1-6-2015 - 5-6-2015). International Summerschool Model-based Neuroscience., Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Forstmann, B. U. (participant) (2015 - 2020). Referee invited by the Australian Research Council (ARC). (other).
    • Forstmann, B. U. (participant) (2015 - 2020). Referee invited by the European Research Council (ERC). (other).
    • Forstmann, B. U. (participant) (2014 - 2020). summer school “Model-based cognitive neuroscience” at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Wagenmakers, E.-J. (organiser) & Forstmann, B. U. (organiser) (2012). Organisation of the Academy Colloquium "New Insights from Model-Based Cognitive Neuroscience", Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).

    2017

    • Boekel, W. E. (2017). On the importance of replicating research findings. [details]

    2021

    2020

    • Miletić, S., Keuken, M., Mulder, M., Trampel, R., de Hollander, G. & Forstmann, B. (11-12-2020). No evidence for three functionally specialized subdivisions in the subthalamic nucleus. Universiteit van Amsterdam. https://doi.org/10.21942/uva.13347433.v1
    • Alkemade, J. M., Pine, K., Kirilina, E., Keuken, M., Mulder, M., Balesar, R., Groot, J., L. A. W. Bleys, R., Trampel, R., Weiskopf, N., Herrler, A., Möller, H., Bazin, P. & Forstmann, B. (14-9-2020). 7 Tesla MRI followed by histological 3D reconstructions in whole-brain specimens. Universiteit van Amsterdam. https://doi.org/10.21942/uva.12496853.v1
    • Alkemade, J. M., Mulder, M., Groot, J., Isaacs, B., van Berendonk, N., Lute, N., Isherwood, S. J. S., Bazin, P. L. E. A. & Forstmann, B. U. (27-7-2020). The Amsterdam Ultra-high field adult lifespan database (AHEAD): A freely available multimodal 7 Tesla submillimeter magnetic resonance imaging database. Universiteit van Amsterdam. https://doi.org/10.21942/uva.10007840.v1
    • Bazin, P. L. E. A., Forstmann, B. & Alkemade, A. (14-5-2020). AHEAD template. Universiteit van Amsterdam. https://doi.org/10.21942/uva.12301106.v2
    • Bazin, P. L. E. A., Caan, M. W. A., Forstmann, B. U., Alkemade, A., van der Zwaag, W., Vos, F. M., Gallichan, D. & Nijsse, H. E. (6-5-2020). Sharpness in Motion Corrected Quantitative Imaging at 7T. Universiteit van Amsterdam. https://doi.org/10.21942/uva.12220658.v1

    2018

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