Monja Neuser

B.Sc., M.Sc. candidate in Cognitive Science


E-mail: monja-pascale.neuser(at)

Monja studies cognitive science at the university of Tübingen and currently working on her master’s thesis at neuroMADLAB. Monja obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Heidelberg. During her bachelor’s thesis she developed quality criteria for processes and outcomes of systemic psychotherapy. She became enthusiastic about the brain working as a research assistant at the Section of Systems Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in Dresden. Monja is interested in why people act like they do. More specifically, which in which a certain behavior makes sense? How can we facilitate desired processes? At neuroMADLAB, her primary research focus is on motivational decision making: what people consider a reward being (or not being) worth the effort.

Current research projects:

Binge-eating disorder and neural variability