Bilde av Mittner, Matthias
Bilde av Mittner, Matthias
Research group for cognitive neuroscience matthias.mittner@uit.no +4777646371 You can find me here

Matthias Mittner


Professor, Vice dean for research

Job description

Matthias Mittner is a professor and leader of the research group for cognitive neuroscience at the University of Tromsø and a professor of quantitative research methods at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Norway. He has broad experience teaching university courses in statistics and research methods ranging from introductory to advanced topics both at the Bachelor, Master and PhD-level. His main research interests are centered on the neurobiology of cognitive functions and he is also interested in the development of methodological approaches and computational methods, cognitive modeling, machine-learning and Bayesian statistics. Matthias has studied psychology and computer science and completed his PhD in psychology at the University of Frankfurt (Germany). He has previously worked as a post-doc at the Max-Planck Institutes for Dynamics and Self-Organization as well as the MPI for experimental medicine and the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands).

Personal website: http://ihrke.github.io


  • Hema Nawani, Matthias Bodo Mittner, Gabor Csifcsak :
    Modulation of mind wandering using transcranial direct current stimulation: A meta-analysis based on electric field modeling
    NeuroImage 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ingrid Daae Rasmussen, Matthias Bodo Mittner, Nya Mehnwolo Boayue, Gabor Csifcsak, Per M Aslaksen :
    Tracking the current in the Alzheimer's brain - Systematic differences between patients and healthy controls in the electric field induced by tDCS
    Neuroimage: Reports 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Terezie Sedlinská, Lara Bolte, Eirik Melsæter, Matthias Bodo Mittner, Gabor Csifcsak :
    Transcranial direct-current stimulation enhances Pavlovian tendencies during intermittent loss of control
    Frontiers in Psychiatry 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Marte Christine Ørbo, Ole Kristian Grønli, Camilla Larsen, Torgil Riise Vangberg, Oddgeir Friborg, Zsolt Turi et al.:
    The antidepressant effect of intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS): study protocol for a randomized double-blind sham-controlled trial
    Trials 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Josephine Maria Groot, Steven Miletic, Scott J.S. Isherwood, Desmond H.Y. Tse, Sarah Habli, Asta Håberg et al.:
    Echoes from Intrinsic Connectivity Networks in the Subcortex
    Journal of Neuroscience 27. September 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Isabel Kreis, Lei Zhang, Matthias Bodo Mittner, Leonard Parks Syla, Claus Lamm, Gerit Pfuhl :
    Aberrant uncertainty processing is linked to psychotic-like experiences, autistic traits, and is reflected in pupil dilation during probabilistic learning
    Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience 28. March 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Guy E. Hawkins, Matthias Mittner, Birte U. Forstmann, Andrew Heathcote :
    Self-reported mind wandering reflects executive control and selective attention
    Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Josephine Maria Groot, Gabor Csifcsak, Sven Wientjes, Birte U. Forstmann, Matthias Mittner :
    Catching wandering minds with tapping fingers: neural and behavioral insights into task-unrelated cognition
    Cerebral Cortex 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Julia W.Y. Kam, Matthias Mittner, Robert T Knight :
    Mind-wandering: mechanistic insights from lesion, tDCS, and iEEG
    Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Andreas Alexandersen, Gabor Csifcsak, Josephine Maria Groot, Matthias Mittner :
    The effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on the interplay between executive control, behavioral variability and mind wandering: A registered report
    Neuroimage: Reports 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ingrid Daae Rasmussen, Nya Mehnwolo Boayue, Matthias Mittner, Martin Kragnes Bystad, Ole Kristian Grønli, Torgil Riise Vangberg et al.:
    High-Definition Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Improves Delayed Memory in Alzheimer’s Disease Patients: A Pilot Study Using Computational Modeling to Optimize Electrode Position
    Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Zsolt Turi, Maximilian Lenz, Walter Paulus, Matthias Mittner, Andreas Vlachos :
    Selecting stimulation intensity in repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation studies: A systematic review between 1991 and 2020
    European Journal of Neuroscience 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Isabel Viola Kreis, Robert Biegler, Håkon Tjelmeland, Matthias Mittner, Solveig Merete Klæbo Reitan, Gerit Pfuhl :
    Overestimation of volatility in schizophrenia and autism? A comparative study using a probabilistic reasoning task
    PLOS ONE 07. January 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Gabor Csifcsak, Birte U Forstmann, Matthias Mittner :
    Transcranial stimulation and decision-making
    Oxford University Press 2021 DOI
  • Elina Zmeykina, Matthias Mittner, Walter Paulus, Zsolt Turi :
    Short-lived Alpha Power Suppression Induced by Low-intensity Arrhythmic rTMS
    Neuroscience 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Gabor Csifcsak, Jorunn Bjørkøy, Sarjo Kuyateh, Haakon Reithe, Matthias Mittner :
    Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation above the Medial Prefrontal Cortex Facilitates Decision-Making following Periods of Low Outcome Controllability
    eNeuro 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Josephine Maria Groot, Nya Mehnwolo Boayue, Gabor Csifcsak, Wouter Boekel, Rene Huster, Birte U Forstmann et al.:
    Probing the neural signature of mind wandering with simultaneous fMRI-EEG and pupillometry
    NeuroImage 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Nya Mehnwolo Boayue, Gabor Csifcsak, Isabel Viola Kreis, Carole Schmidt, Iselin Caroline Finn, Anna Elfrida Hovde Vollsund et al.:
    The interplay between executive control, behavioral variability and mind wandering: Insights from a high-definition transcranial direct-current stimulation study
    European Journal of Neuroscience 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Elina Zmeykina, Matthias Mittner, Walter Paulus, Zsolt Turi :
    Weak rTMS-induced electric fields produce neural entrainment in humans
    Scientific Reports 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Matthias Mittner :
    pypillometry: A Python package for pupillometric analyses
    Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS) 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Zsolt Turi, Matthias Mittner, Albert Lehr, Hannah Bürger, Andrea Antal, Walter Paulus :
    Ө-γ cross-frequency transcranial alternating current stimulation over the trough impairs cognitive control
    eNeuro 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Nya Mehnwolo Boayue, Gabor Csifcsak, Per M Aslaksen, Zsolt Turi, Andrea Antal, Josephine Maria Groot et al.:
    Increasing propensity to mind‐wander by transcranial direct current stimulation? A registered report
    European Journal of Neuroscience 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Guy Hawkins, Matthias Mittner, Birte U Forstmann, A Heathcote :
    Modeling distracted performance
    Cognitive Psychology 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Zsolt Turi, Gabor Csifcsak, Nya Mehnwolo Boayue, Per M Aslaksen, Andrea Antal, Walter Paulus et al.:
    Blinding is compromised for transcranial direct current stimulation at 1 mA for 20 min in young healthy adults
    European Journal of Neuroscience 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Audun Hetland, Eirik Refsnes Kjelstrup, Matthias Mittner, Joar Vittersø :
    The thrill of speedy descents: A pilot study on differences in facially expressed online emotions and retrospective measures of emotions during a downhill mountain-bike descent
    Frontiers in Psychology 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Gabor Csifcsak, Eirik Melsæter, Matthias Mittner :
    Intermittent Absence of Control during Reinforcement Learning Interferes with Pavlovian Bias in Action Selection
    Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 18. December 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Z Turi, Sophie Schäfer, A Antal, Walter Paulus, Matthias Mittner :
    Data from ‘Placebo Enhances Reward Learning in Healthy Individuals’
    Journal of Open Psychology Data 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Gabor Csifcsak, Nya Mehnwolo Boayue, Oula Puonti, Axel Thielscher, Matthias Mittner :
    Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation for treating depression: A modeling study.
    Journal of Affective Disorders 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Nya Mehnwolo Boayue, Gabor Csifcsak, Oula Puonti, Axel Thielscher, Matthias Mittner :
    Head models of healthy and depressed adults for simulating the electric fields of non-invasive electric brain stimulation [version 2; referees: 2 approved]
    F1000 Research 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Audun Hetland, Joar Vittersø, Simen Oscar Bø Wie, Eirik Refsnes Kjelstrup, Matthias Mittner, Tove Irene Dahl :
    Skiing and thinking about it: Moment-to-moment and retrospective analysis of emotions in an extreme sport
    Frontiers in Psychology 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Z Turi, Espen Bjørkedal, Luisa Gunkel, Andrea Antal, Walter Paulus, Matthias Mittner :
    Evidence for Cognitive Placebo and Nocebo Effects in Healthy Individuals
    Scientific Reports 2018 ARKIV / DOI
  • Z Turi, Matthias Mittner, W Paulus, A Antal :
    Placebo Intervention Enhances Reward Learning in Healthy Individuals
    Scientific Reports 2017 ARKIV / FULLTEKST / DATA / DOI
  • Guy Hawkins, Matthias Mittner, Birte U Forstmann, A Heathcote :
    On the efficiency of neurally-informed cognitive models to identify latent cognitive states
    Journal of Mathematical Psychology 2017 ARKIV / DOI
  • Claudia Rodriguez-Aranda, Matthias Mittner, Lena Vasilenko :
    Association between executive functions, working memory, and manual dexterity in young and healthy older adults: An exploratory study
    Perceptual and Motor Skills 2016 FULLTEKST / DOI
  • Matthias Mittner, Guy E. Hawkins, Wouter Boekel, Birte U. Forstmann :
    A Neural Model of Mind Wandering
    Trends in Cognitive Sciences 2016 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ragnhild Sørensen Høifødt, Matthias Mittner, Kjersti Lillevoll, Susanne Kvam Katla, nils Kolstrup, Martin Eisemann et al.:
    Predictors of Response to Web-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy With High-Intensity Face-to-Face Therapist Guidance for Depression: A Bayesian Analysis
    Journal of Medical Internet Research 2015 FULLTEKST / ARKIV / DOI
  • Z Turi, Matthias Mittner, A Opitz, M Popkes, W Paulus, A Antal :
    Transcranial direct current stimulation over the left prefrontal cortex increases randomness of choice in instrumental learning
    Cortex 2015 DOI
  • Mehmet Mehmetoglu, Matthias Mittner :
    Applied Statistics Using R
    Sage Publications 2021
  • Mehmet Mehmetoglu, Matthias Mittner :
    Innføring i R for statistiske dataanalyser
    Universitetsforlaget 2020
  • Andreas Alexandersen, Gabor Csifcsak, Josephine Maria Groot, Matthias Mittner :
    The effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on the interplay between executive control, behavioral variability and mind wandering: A registered report
    2022
  • Lilli Mittner, Matthias Mittner :
    UiT Gender Balancinator for Organizations
    2020 DATA
  • Zsolt Turi, Matthias Mittner, Albert Lehr, Hannah Bürger, Andrea Antal, Walter Paulus :
    Theta-gamma cross-frequency transcranial alternating current stimulation over the trough impairs cognitive control
    eNeuro 2020 DOI
  • Gabor Csifcsak, Nya Mehnwolo Boayue, Per M Aslaksen, Zsolt Turi, Andrea Antal, Josephine Maria Groot et al.:
    Commentary: Transcranial stimulation of the frontal lobes increases propensity of mind-wandering without changing meta-awareness
    Frontiers in Psychology 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Matthias Mittner :
    One Researcher’s Perspective on Registered Reports
    11. June 2019
  • Matthias Mittner :
    Preregistration In Science
    09. May 2019
  • Isabel Viola Kreis, Matthias Mittner, Zhang Lei, Gerit Pfuhl :
    Prediction error processing & psychotic-like experiences in healthy individuals
    2019
  • Matthias Mittner :
    En kur mot dårlig forskning?
    01. December 2019
  • Matthias Mittner :
    Registered Reports: Good for Both Science and Authors
    30. May 2018
  • Gabor Csifcsak, Matthias Mittner :
    Linking brain networks and behavioral variability to different types of mind-wandering
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 25. July 2017 ARKIV / DOI
  • Marta Maria Gorecka, Matthias Mittner, Vilde K. Byre, Amie Evjen, Knut Waterloo, Olena Vasylenko et al.:
    How does age-related hearing loss affect dual-task execution in cognitively healthy older adults?
    2016

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    Older publications that are not in the Cristin system

    Boayue, N., Csifcsak, G., Aslaksen, P., Turi, Z., Antal, A., Groot, J., Hawkins, G., Forstmann, B., Opitz, A., Thielscher, A. and Mittner, M.(accepted). Increasing propensity of mind wandering by transcranial direct current stimulation? A registered report. European Journal of Neuroscience. [paper] [OSF repository] [registration]

    Turi, Z., Bjørkedal, E., Gunkel, L., Antal, A., Paulus, W., & Mittner, M.(2018). Evidence for Cognitive Placebo and Nocebo Effects in Healthy Individuals. Scientific Reports, 8, 17443. [paper] [OSF repository]

    Hetland A., Vittersø J., Wie S.O.B., Kjelstrup E., Mittner M. & Dahl T.I.(2018) Skiing and Thinking About It: Moment-to-Moment and Retrospective Analysis of Emotions in an Extreme Sport. Frontiers in Psychology. 9:971. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00971

    Boayue N. M., Csifcsák G., Puonti O., Thielscher, A., & Mittner, M. (2018) Head models of healthy and depressed adults for simulating the effects of non-invasive brain stimulation [version 1; referees: 1 approved]. F1000Research., 7:704 doi:10.12688/f1000research.15125.1, preprint: [link].

    Turi, Z., Schäfer, S. A., Antal, A., Paulus, W. and Mittner, M. (2018). Data from Placebo Enhances Reward Learning in Healthy Individuals. Journal of Open Psychology Data. [paper] [repository]

    Csifcsák, G., Boayue, N. M., Puonti, O., Thielscher, A., & Mittner, M. (2018). Effects of transcranial direct current stimulation for treating depression: A modeling study. Journal of Affective Disorders. 234, 164 – 173. doi:10.1016/j.jad.2018.02.077. [preprint]

    Csifcsák, G. & Mittner, M. (2017). Linking brain networks and behavioral variability to different types of mind-wandering. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114 (30). doi: 10.1073/pnas.1705108114 [link]

    Turi, Z. #, Mittner, M. #, Paulus, W. and Antal, A. (2017). Placebo Intervention Enhances Reward Learning in Healthy Individuals. Scientific Reports. 7, 41028. [link] [code and data
    # shared first authorship

    Hawkins, G., Mittner, M., Forstmann, B. & Heathcote, A. (2016). On the efficiency of neurally-informed cognitive models to identify latent cognitive states. Journal of Mathematical Psychology. [link] [code]

    Mittner, M., Hawkins, G., Boekel, W. & Forstmann, B. (2016). A neural model of mind wandering. Trends in Cognitive SciencesDOI:10.1016/j.tics.2016.06.004. [link]

    Rodriguez-Aranda, C., Mittner, M. & Vasylenko, O. (2016). Association between Executive Functions, Working Memory, and Manual Dexterity in Young and Healthy Older Adults: An exploratory study. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 122 (1), 165-192. [link] [data]

    Hawkins, G.E., Mittner, M., Boekel, W., Heathcote, A., and Forstmann, B.U.(2015). Towards a model-based cognitive neuroscience of mind wandering. Neuroscience, 310, 290-305. [link]

    Høifødt R. S., Mittner M., Lillevoll K. R., Katla S. K., Kolstrup N., Eisemann M., Friborg O., Waterloo K. (2015). Predictors of response to Web-based cognitive behavioral therapy with face-toface therapist support for depression: A Bayesian analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 17(9):e197. [link]

    Mittner, M., Boekel, W., Tucker, A. M., Turner, B.M., Heathcote, A. and Forstmann, B.U.(2014). When the brain takes a break: A model-based analysis of mind wandering. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(49):16286-95. [link]

     

    Turi, Z. [1]Mittner, M. [1], Opitz, A. [1], Popkes, M., Paulus, W., and Antal, A. (2014). Transcranial direct current stimulation over the left prefrontal cortex increases randomness of choice in instrumental learning.Cortex. 63: 145-154. [link]

    [1]: these authors contributed equally

    Mittner M., Behrendt J., Menge U., Titz C. M. and Hasselhorn M. (2014). Response-Retrieval in Identity Negative Priming is Modulated by Temporal Discriminability. Front. Psychol. 5:621. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00621 [link]

    Mittner, M. (2013). Functional Integration of Large-Scale Brain Networks. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(48):18710-18711 [link]

    Schrobsdorff H., Ihrke M., Behrendt J., Hasselhorn M., Herrmann J.M.(2012). Inhibition in the Dynamics of Selective Attention: An Integrative Model for Negative Priming. Frontiers in Psychology doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00491 [link]

    Ihrke M., Behrendt J., Schrobsdorff H., Visser I., Hasselhorn M. (2012). Negative Priming Persists in the Absence of Response-Retrieval. Experimental Psychology. 60 (1), pp. 12-21 [link]

    Schrobsdorff H., Ihrke M., Behrendt J., Herrmann J. M., Hasselhorn M. (2012). Identity Negative Priming: A Phenomenon of Perception, Recognition or Selection? PLoS ONE 7 (3), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032946. [link]

    Ihrke, M. & Behrendt, J. (2011). Automatic generation of randomized trial sequences for priming experiments.Frontiers in Psychology, 2 (255), doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00225. [link] [home]

    Ihrke, M. & Brennen, T. (2011). Sharing one biographical detail elicits priming between famous names: Empirical and computational approaches. Frontiers in Psychology, 2 (75), doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00075. [link] [code]

    Ihrke, M., Schrobsdorff, H. & Herrmann, J.M.(2011). Recurrence-Based Estimation of Time-Distortion Functions forERP Waveform Reconstruction. International Journal of Neural Systems, 21 (1), pp. 65-78. [link]

    Ihrke, M., Behrendt, J., Schrobsdorff, H., Herrmann, J.M. & Hasselhorn, M. (2011). Response Retrieval and Negative Priming: Encoding and Retrieval Specific Effects. Experimental Psychology, 58 (2), pp. 154—161. [link]

    Behrendt, J., Gibbons, H., Schrobsdorff, H., Ihrke, M., Herrmann, J.M. & Hasselhorn, M. (2010). Event-Related Brain Potential Correlates of Idendity Negative Priming From Overlapping Pictures. Psychophysiology, 47 (5), pp. 921—930. [link]

    Ritschel, T., Ihrke, M., Frisvad, J.R., Coppens, J., Myszkowski, K. & Seidel, H.P.(2009). Temporal Glare: Real-Time Dynamic Simulation of the Scattering in the Human Eye. Computer Graphics Forum. 28 (2). pp. 183-192. [link] [home] [PDF]

    Ritschel, T., Smith, K., Ihrke, M., Grosch, T., Myszkowski, K., & Seidel, H. P.(2008). 3D Unsharp Masking for Scene Coherent Enhancement. ACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings SIGGRAPH 2008). 27 (3). [link] [home] [PDF]

    Schrobsdorff, H., Ihrke, M., Kabisch, B., Behrendt, J., Hasselhorn, M., Herrmann, J. M.(2007). A Computational Approach to Negative Priming. Connection Science19 (3), 203-221. [link] [PDF]

    Book Chapters

    Ihrke, M., Schrobsdorff, H. & Herrmann, J. M.(2009). Denoising and Averaging Techniques for Electrophysiological Data. In Wennberg, R. & Perez-Velazquez, J. L.(Eds.), Coordinated Activity in the Brain: measurements and relevance to brain function and behaviour. Springer. [link] [PDF]

    Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

    Schrobsdorff H., Ihrke M., Herrmann J.M.(2012). Modeling Structure and Dynamics of Selective Attention. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures 2012), 196, pp. 287—295. [link]

    Ihrke, M., Schrobsdorff, H. & Herrmann, J. M.(2009). Recurrence-Based Synchronization of Single Trials for EEG-Data Analysis. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 5788, Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning -IDEAL 2009. pp. 118-125. [link]

    Ihrke M., Ritschel, T. , Smith, K., Grosch, T., Myszkowski, K., & Seidel, H. P.(2009). A Perceptual Evaluation of 3D Unsharp Masking. Proceedings Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XIII. [link] [PDF]

    Ihrke, M., Schrobsdorff, H. & Herrmann, J. M.(2008). Compensation for Speed-of-Processing Effects in EEG-Data Analysis. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Proceedings IDEAL 2008). 5326, pp. 354-361. [link] [PDF]

    Yoshida, A., Ihrke, M., Mantiuk, R. & Seidel, H. P.(2008). Brightness of the Glare-Illusion. Proceedings of ACMSymposium on Applied Perception in Graphics and Visualization. pp. 83-90. [link] [PDF]


    Research interests

    Matthias' research interests include:

    • Methods and statistics in psychology in neuroscience
    • Bayesian statistics
    • computational modeling and machine-learning
    • non-invasive brain stimulation
    • neuroimaging and electrophysiology
    • attentional fluctuations and mind wandering
    • value-based learning and decision making

    Personal website: http://ihrke.github.io
    Google scholar profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=AFB4RYIAAAAJ
    Lab-website: https://uit.no/research/cognitive-neuroscience

     

    Short CV (full CV here)

    Since 2022
       Vice dean for research, Institute of Psychology, UiT - The arctic university of Norway

    Since 2021
      Professor II, Department of Psychology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway 

    Since 2020
       Full Professor, Institute of Psychology, UiT - The arctic university of Norway

    2014-2020
       Associate Professor, Institute of Psychology, UiT - The arctic university of Norway

    2013-2014
       Post-doc, Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    2012-2013
       Post-doc, Max-Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Göttingen, Germany

    2008-2012
       PhD, Max-Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, Germany

    2005-2008
       Diploma in Psychology (Göttingen)
       BSc in Computer Science (Göttingen)