Kurt Braunlich

Kurt Braunlich 

Kurt Braunlich, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
University College London


I am currently a research associate working with Bradley 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, mathematical modeling, and modern “machine-learning” approaches 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. doi:10.1002/wcs.1217