Ole Goltermann

Ole Goltermann

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • computational modelling of cognitive processes • explainable artificial intelligence for neuroscience • evolutionary molecular variation affecting structural aspects of brain anatomy • Bayesian learning models of pain • theorization and ontology development in cognitive sciences • why psychology matters

Academic education

since 2021  Doctoral candidate, Max Planck School of Cognition, Leipzig, Germany
(Lab rotations in the orientation year: Veronica Witte & Arno Villringer, Simon E. Fisher, and Christian Büchel)

2019–2021 Master of Science in Psychology (Mind & Brain track), University of Vienna, Austria

2015–2018 Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Vienna, Austria

2012–2015 Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration & Dual Study Programme at Robert Bosch GmbH in Germany (Hanover, Stuttgart, & Hildesheim) & Malaysia (Penang)


2019–2021 Statistical advice on personal website: Free (Donation-based, Sea-Watch e.V.) statistical and methodological advice for bachelor and master theses in psychology

2018–2021 Teaching assistant, Department of Social Psychology, University of Vienna, Austria

2017–2018 Student Advisor, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Austria



2016–2020 Merit-based Scholarship Grant of the Austrian Government
2017–2020 Merit-based Scholarship Grant for Disabled Students, University of Vienna, Austria


Poster presentations and talks

Goltermann, O. (2020). Computational modelling of social learning and social influence using ML algorithms of Reinforcement Learning. Talk presented at the Colloquium Series for Social Psychology, University of Hildesheim, Germany.



Büsel, C., Sachse, P., Goltermann, O., & Ansorge, U. (2020). Sense and sensitivity – Using spatial response-compatibility effects to investigate ambiguous word meaning. Experimental Psychology, 67(6), 327–334.

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