NIKLAS BÜRGI


Welcome!

I am a PhD student of Christian Ruff’s research group at the Social and Neural Systems Laboratory (SNS Lab) of the University of Zurich. I majored in Clinical Psychology and Neuroinformatics. For my PhD thesis, I'm currently investigating neurocomputational mechanisms of aberrant social decision making in psychiatric disorders. Find out more about my background and what I currently do here.


Recent work

Hyperconnectivity of an introspective socio-affective brain network in people with depression

Our lives are pervaded and in many ways shaped by social interactions. From youngest age onwards, interactions with significant others define to a large degree who we are - or will become to be - as a person. However, depressed individuals often report poorer relationships and exhibit interpersonal and socio-cognitive...

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“Chemobrain” – state of research and implications for clinical neuropsychology

Chemobrain - sometimes also called chemofog - refers to cognitive deficits associated with chemotherapy of non central nervous system cancer, which may persist for years in some cases. Contrary to what the term suggests, such deficits are not just caused by chemotherapy, but are the consequence of various biological and...

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