Prof.

Constantin A. Rothkopf, PhD

Speaker for Darmstadt

Technische Universität Darmstadt Psychology of Information Processing
Alexanderstraße 10
64283 Darmstadt

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Short info

Our research focuses on explaining human sequential visuomotor decisions and behavior under the influence of the world's uncertainties and ambiguities through computational modeling. Using the reverse-engineering approach, we devise algorithms for inferring individuals' internal models about the world, tracking their subjective beliefs over time during behavior and learning, and their internal subjective cost and benefits including effort. This naturally touches several areas including perception and actionactive inference and active visionsequential decision making under uncertaintyintuitive physics.

Our research methods both involve behavioral studies and computational modeling. We collect behavioral data in experiments ranging from every day tasks to laboratory tasks including VR in which we often measure eye and body movements as well as decisions and interactions. On the computational side, we focus on probabilistic models of sequential decision making under uncertainty.

Open Science
Schultheis, M., Straub, D., & Rothkopf, C. A. (2021).
Inverse Optimal Control Adapted to the Noise Characteristics of the Human Sensorimotor System
arXiv preprint
Trick, S., & Rothkopf, C. A. (2021).
A Normative Model of Classifier Fusion.
arXiv preprint
Wroblewski, A., Hollandt, M., Yang, Y., Ridderbusch, I.C., Pietzner, A., Szeska, C., Lotze, M., Wittchen, H.-U., Heinig, I., Pittig, A., Arolt, V., Koelkebeck, K., Rothkopf, C.A., Adolph, D., Margraf, J., Lueken, U., Pauli, P., Herrmann, M.J., Winkler, M.H., Ströhle, A., Dannlowski, U., Kircher, T., Hamm, A.O., Straube, B.* & Richter, J.* (2022). *contributed equally
Sometimes I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear: How Intolerance of Uncertainty and Trait Anxiety impact fear acquisition, extinction and the return of fear.
PsyArXiv Preprints
Zečević, M., Dhami, D. S., Rothkopf, C. A., & Kersting, K. (2021).
Structural Causal Interpretation Theorem.
arXiv preprint
Articles
Schramowski, P., Turan, C., Andersen, N., Rothkopf, C. A., & Kersting, K. (2022).
Large pre-trained language models contain human-like biases of what is right and wrong to do.
Nature Machine Intelligence, 4(3), 258-268.