Caedyn Stinson

Caedyn Stinson

Doctoral Candidate (student representative)
Research interests: • computational approach to social decision making • interested in understanding how ideas and information permeate throughout populations, and the mechanics that allow information to either flow freely between individuals or result in division between sub-groups


Academic education

since 2020  Doctoral candidate, Max Planck School of Cognition, Leipzig, Germany
                      Doctoral research performed at Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
                      Supervisors: Christin Schulze, Thorsten Pachur, and Ralph Hertwig
                      Lab rotations in the orientation phase: Peter Falkai, Ralph Hertwig and Jürgen Jost

2018             Master in Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

2007             Bachelor in Biology, Lander University, SC, USA



Dwyer, D. B., Buciuman, M.-O., Ruef, A., Kambeitz, J., Sen Dong, M., Stinson, C., [...], Falkai, P., et al. (2022). Clinical, brain, and multilevel clustering in early psychosis and affective stages. JAMA Psychiatry, 79(7), 677–689.

Rollwage, M., Pannach, F., Stinson, C. , et al. (2020). Judgments of effort exerted by others are influenced by received rewards. Scientific Reports, 10, 1868.

Afrin, S., Zhang, C., R. C., Meyer, C., Stinson, C. L., et al. (2018). Targeted next-gen sequencing for detecting MLL gene fusions in leukemia. Molecular Cancer Research, 16(2), 279–285.

Nikbakht, H., et al. (2016). Spatial and temporal homogeneity of driver mutations in diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Nature Communications, 7, 11185.

Afrin, S., Meyer, C., & Stinson, C. (2016). Identification of multiple, patient-specific MLL fusion transcript isoforms in childhood leukemia using anchored multiplex PCR-based enrichment (AMP-E). Blood, 128(22), 2908.

Smith, A. M., Little, E. B., Zivanovic, A., Hong, P., Liu, A. K. S., Burow, R., Stinson, C., Hallahan, A. R., & Moore, A. S. (2015). Targeting survivin with YM155 (Sepantronium Bromide): A novel therapeutic strategy for paediatric acute myeloid leukaemia. Leukaemia Research 39(4), 435–444.


Poster presentations and talks

Stinson, C. (2019, March). The role of differential sensory input and attributional biases in social effort perception. 13th Göttingen Meeting of the German Neuroscience Society, Göttingen, Germany.

Stinson, C. (2017, September). Open science through data transparency. Open Science Workshop, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

Stinson, C. (2017, September). Open science data sharing. 2nd Conference for Student Research, bologna.lab, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.

Stinson, C. (2015, December). Queensland Children’s Tumour Bank (QCTB): An invaluable resource for cancer research. Advancing Children’s Health Research - CHQ Research Day, Brisbane, Australia.



Photo: Nikolaus Brade

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