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.

Recent Preprints

  • Braunlich, K., & Love, B. C. (2018). Bidirectional influences of information-sampling and concept learning. PsyArXiv


  • Braunlich, K, Seger, C. A., Jentink, K. G., Buard, I., Kluger, B. M., & Thaut, M.H. (in press). Rhythmic auditory cues shape neural network recruitment in Parkinson’s disease during repetitive motor behavior. European Journal of Neuroscience.

  • Braunlich, K. & Love, B. C. (in press). Occipitotemporal representations reflect individual differences in conceptual knowledge. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

  • 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.

Recent Presentations

  • Braunlich, K., & Seger, C. A. (2018). Goal-directed temporal modulation of probabilistic decision-making. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroeconomics annual meeting. pdf

  • Braunlich, K., & Love, B. C. (2017). Occipitotemporal representations are modulated by conceptual knowledge and interact with a frontoparietal network. Poster presented at the Cognitive Computational Neuroscience annual meeting. New York, New York, USA. pdf