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Dr. M.D. (Michael) Nunez PhD

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group Psychological Methods

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 129
  • Room number: G0.32
Postal address
  • Postbus 15906
    1001 NK Amsterdam
  • Profile

    I am a Cognitive Neuroscientist who uses mathematical modeling to understand the brain and mind. I am currently working on two lines of research: 1) to further understanding of decision making and cognitive differences across individuals and 2) to develop modeling techniques that better test "neurocognitive" theories with real data. I evaluate electrical signals recorded from the brain while also evaluating human behavior during experiments. To answer specific scientific questions with this data, I often use Bayesian hierarchical statistical modeling and signal processing methods.

  • Publications




    • Jun, E. J., Bautista, A. R., Nunez, M. D., Allen, D. C., Tak, J. H., Alvarez, E., & Basso, M. A. (2021). Causal role for the primate superior colliculus in the computation of evidence for perceptual decisions. Nature Neuroscience, 24(8), 1121-1131.
    • Lui, K. K., Nunez, M. D., Cassidy, J. M., Vandekerckhove, J., Cramer, S. C., & Srinivasan, R. (2021). Timing of Readiness Potentials Reflect a Decision-making Process in the Human Brain. Computational Brain & Behavior, 4(3), 264-283. [details]


    • Nunez, M. D., Gosai, A., Vandekerckhove, J., & Srinivasan, R. (2019). The latency of a visual evoked potential tracks the onset of decision making. NeuroImage, 197, 93-108.
    • Nunez, P. L., Nunez, M. D., & Srinivasan, R. (2019). Multi-Scale Neural Sources of EEG: Genuine, Equivalent, and Representative. A Tutorial Review. Brain Topography, 32(2), 193-214.
    • Schubert, A. L., Nunez, M. D., Hagemann, D., & Vandekerckhove, J. (2019). Individual Differences in Cortical Processing Speed Predict Cognitive Abilities: a Model-Based Cognitive Neuroscience Account. Computational Brain and Behavior, 2(2), 64-84.


    • Bridwell, D. A., Cavanagh, J. F., Collins, A. G. E., Nunez, M. D., Srinivasan, R., Stober, S., & Calhoun, V. D. (2018). Moving beyond ERP components: A selective review of approaches to integrate EEG and behavior. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12, [106].
    • Charupanit, K., Nunez, M. D., Bernardo, D., Bebin, M., Krueger, D. A., Northrup, H., Sahin, M., Wu, J. Y., & Lopour, B. A. (2018). Automated Detection of High Frequency Oscillations in Human Scalp Electroencephalogram. In 40th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2018 (pp. 3116-3119). [8513033] (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS; Vol. 2018-July). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..


    • Nunez, M. D., Vandekerckhove, J., & Srinivasan, R. (2017). How attention influences perceptual decision making: Single-trial EEG correlates of drift-diffusion model parameters. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 76, 117-130.


    • Nunez, M. D., Srinivasan, R., & Vandekerckhove, J. (2015). Individual differences in attention influence perceptual decision making. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, [18].
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