Marike is a Senior Editor at Nature Human Behaviour. Her research background is in cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychology. She has been picking up degrees and research experience at the Ruhr-University Bochum (BSc Psychology), University of Otago (Research), Maastricht University (MSc Neuropsychology), Max Planck Institute for Neurological Research (PhD research), Westfälische-Wilhelms Universität (Dr. rer nat.), and finally Oxford and the Université Paris Descartes (post-doc positions). Most of Marike’s research centred on the question how we learn to behave adaptively in our changeable environment. How do we manage to pay attention when we have to, integrate information when it’s useful, choose the right action to achieve our goals? And what makes us confident we know what to expect? She addressed this aspect of human behaviour combining neuroimaging to test theories of functional neuroanatomy and computational approaches such as reinforcement-learning and Bayesian agents.
April 6th, 2020 | 57 mins 45 secs
We chat with Marike Schiffer, who is a Senior Editor at Nature Human Behavior, about her journal's push to increase reproducibility in the behavioral sciences. She also shares how her team evaluates manuscripts and some common misunderstandings about scientific publishing.