David Wisniewski, PhD

Past: Staff member A1 VCF

David Wisniewski

Contact information

Ghent University


Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences

Department of Experimental psychology

Henri Dunantlaan 2

9000 Gent



E-Mail: david.wisniewski@ugent.be

Research Statement

I am investigating the neural basis of intentions using multivariate pattern recognition methods on functional MRI data. My work focuses on how the brain, especially the prefrontal cortex, represents freely chosen and externally instructed intentions and how these are shielded against competing goals.

Scientific Education

2008-2013PhD Student, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Supervisors: Prof. John-Dylan Haynes, Prof. Thomas Goschke
2008Diploma (MSc.) Psychology, Supervisor: Dr. Birgit Stürmer
2002-2008Study Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Professional Experience

2007-2008Student Research Assistant at the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung
2004-2007Student Research Assistant, Biological Psychology / Psychophysiology, Institute of Psychology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2006Assistant, Neuropsychology Department, Epilepsy-Center Berlin-Brandenburg, Ev. Krankenhaus Königin Elisabeth Herzberge