Faculty of Social Sciences
Bernd Figner is Associate Professor at the Behavioural Science Institute at Radboud University; he is also a senior scientist at the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging. Before joining Radboud, Bernd completed his PhD at the University of Zurich in Switzerland and then worked for five years at the Center for the Decision Sciences at Columbia University in the USA, followed by two years at the Psychology Department at the University of Amsterdam. Bernd’s main research interest is to understand the psychological and neural mechanisms underlying individual and group differences in risky and intertemporal decisions. In particular, his research investigates risk-taking and impulsive shortsighted decisions in developing populations with a focus on adolescents, in healthy adults, and in clinical populations. In his research he often combines different methodological approaches such as behavioral decision-making tasks, computational modeling, process-tracing, and neuroscience tools such as fMRI or brain stimulation.