Kurt Braunlich

Kurt Braunlich 

Kurt Braunlich, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Department of Experimental Psychology
University College London


I am currently a research associate working with Brad Love at the University College London. In the past, I worked with Mark Wheeler at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and with Carol Seger at Colorado State University, where I completed my Ph.D. Broadly, I combine neuroimaging (primarily fMRI), behavioral experimentation, and mathematical modeling to investigate biological mechanisms underlying our ability to draw meaningful information from the world around us. My work is closely related to the fields of categorization and decision-making.


  • Braunlich, K., Liu, Z., & Seger, C. A. (2017). Occipitotemporal category representations are sensitive to abstract category boundaries defined by generalization demands. The Journal of Neuroscience, 37 (32), 7631-7642.

  • Braunlich, K., & Seger, C. A. (2016). Categorical evidence, confidence and urgency during probabilistic categorization. NeuroImage, 125, 941-952.

  • Liu, Z., Braunlich, K., Wehe, H. S., & Seger, C. A. (2015). Neural networks supporting switching, hypothesis testing, and rule application. Neuropsychologia, 77, 19–34.

  • Braunlich, K., Gomez-Lavin, J., & Seger, C. A. (2015). Frontoparietal networks involved in categorization and item working memory. NeuroImage, 107, 146–162.

  • Seger, C. A., Braunlich, K., Wehe, H., & Liu, Z. (2015). Generalization in category learning: The roles of representational and decisional uncertainty. The Journal of Neuroscience, 35 (23), 8802–8812.

  • Seger, C. A., & Braunlich, K. (2015). Category learning. In A. W. Toga (Ed.), Human Brain Mapping: An Encyclopedic Reference. Elsevier Inc.

  • Braunlich, K., & Seger, C. A. (2012). The basal ganglia. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science, 4 (2), 135–148.


  • Braunlich, K., & Love, B. C. (2018). Occipitotemporal representations reflect individual differences in conceptual knowledge. BioRxiv.

Recent Presentations

  • Braunlich, K., & Love, B. C. (2017). Occipitotemporal representations are modulated by conceptual knowledge and interact with a frontoparietal network. In Cognitive Computational Neuroscience Meeting. New York, New York, USA.

  • Thaut, M. H., Braunlich, K., Kluger, B., McIntosh, G., & Seger, C. A. (2015). The beneficial effects of rhythmic auditory stimuli for the production of voluntary motor movements in Parkinsons disease. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, USA.