Dominik R Bach

Prof. Dominik R. Bach, MD, PhD

Hertz Chair for Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience, Transdisciplinary Area “Life and Health”, University of Bonn

Professor of Cognitive-Computational and Clinical Neuroscience, Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging and Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research, University College London

2002: Dipl.-Psych. (MSc) in Psychology, Technical University Berlin
2005: Dr. med., Charité Medical School, HU Berlin
2008: Dr. phil. (PhD), Institute of Psychology, TU Berlin
2012: Board certification in Psychiatry (Facharzt), Ärztekammer Berlin
2014: BSc Maths, Open University, Milton Keynes UK
2021: MSc Maths, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany


ORCID profile – PubMed

Key papers

Bach DR, Melinščak F, Fleming SM, Voelkle M (2020). Calibrating the experimental measurement of psychological attributes. Nature Human Behaviour, 4, 1229-1235. [Open Article] 

Castegnetti G, Tzovara A, Khemka S, Melinščak F, Barnes GR, Dolan RJ, Bach DR (2020). Representations of probabilistic outcomes during risky decision-making. Nature Communications11, 2419. [DOI]

Korn CW & Bach DR (2019). Minimizing threat via heuristic and optimal policies recruits hippocampus and medial prefrontal cortex. Nature Human Behavior, 3, 733-745. [DOI]

Korn CW & Bach DR (2018). Heuristic and optimal policy computations in the human brain during sequential decision-making. Nature Communications, 9, 325. PDF

Bach DR, Tzovara A, Vunder J (2018). Blocking human fear memory with the matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor doxycycline. Molecular Psychiatry, 23, 1584–1589. PDF

Korn CK, Vunder J, Miro J, Fuentemilla L, Hurlemann R, Bach DR (2017). Amygdala lesions reduce anxiety-like behavior in a human benzodiazepine-sensitive approach-avoidance conflict test. Biological Psychiatry, 82, 522-531. PDF

Key reviews

Bach DR (2021). Cross-species anxiety tests in psychiatry – pitfalls and promises. Molecular Psychiatryin press. [Article]

Bach DR, & Dayan, P (2017). Algorithms for survival: a comparative perspective on emotions. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 18, 311-319. PDF

Bach DR, Castegnetti G, Korn CW, Gerster S, Melinscak F, Moser T (2018). Psychophysiological modelling – current state and future directions. Psychophysiology, 55, e13209. [DOI] [Open Article]