Main Research Interests

Fields: Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Modelling, Development of dynamic empirical methods

Methods:

  • Behavioral Experiments (Mouse Tracking, Immersive Paradigms)
  • Cognitive Modeling (Connectionst Modelling, Dynamic Neural Field Modelling, Differential Equation Models)
  • Neurophysiology (EEG: ERP, TimeFrequency Analysis, Synchronization Analysis, Frequency Tagging), Brainimaging

Topics: The Dynamic Systems Apporach to Cognition, Cognitive Control, Decision Making, Cognition-Emotion "Interaction"

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Kräplin, A., Dshemuchadse, M., Behrendt, S., Scherbaum, S., Goschke, T., Bühringer, G. (2014) Dysfunctional decision-making in pathological gambling: Pattern specificity and the role of impulsivity. Psychiatry research 215(3), pp. 675682
  • Scherbaum, S., Dshemuchadse, M., Leiberg, S., Goschke, T. (2013) Harder than Expected: Increased Conflict in Clearly Disadvantageous Delayed Choices in a Computer Game. PLoS ONE 8(11): e79310. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0079310 (PLoS ONE Web Site)
  • Scherbaum, S., Dshemuchadse, M. (2013) Higher response time increases theta energy, conflict increases response time.
    Clinical Neurophysiology. Vol. 124(7). pp 1477-1479
  • Dshemuchadse, M., Scherbaum, S., Goschke T. (in press) How decisions emerge: action dynamics in intertemporal decision making.
    Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
  • Scherbaum, S., Dshemuchadse, M., Goschke, T. (2012) Building a bridge into the future: dynamic connectionist modeling as an integrative tool for research on intertemporal choice.
    Frontiers in Psychology. Vol. 3. pp 514. (Frontiers Web Site)
  • Scherbaum, S., Dshemuchadse, M., Ruge, H., Goschke, T. (2012) Dynamic Goal States: Adjusting Cognitive Control without Conflict Monitoring.
    Neuroimage. Vol. 63(1) 2012. pp 126-136. (PDF, english)
  • Scherbaum, S., Fischer R., Dshemuchadse, M., Goschke T. (2011) The dynamics of cognitive control: evidence for within trial conflict adaptation from frequency tagged EEG.
    Psychophysiology. Vol. 48(5), pp. 591-600 (PDF, english)
  • Scherbaum, S., Dshemuchadse, M., Fischer R., Goschke T. (2010) How Decisions Evolve: The Temporal Dynamics of Action Selection.
    Cognition. Vol. 15(3) 2010. pp. 407-416. (PDF, english)
  • Scherbaum, S., Dshemuchadse, M., Kalis, A. (2008) Making decisions with a continuous mind.
    Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience. Vol. 8(4) 2008. pp. 454-474. (PDF, english)

Other Publications

  • Scherbaum, S. (2010) Making Decisions under conflict with a continuous mind: from micro to macro timescales.
    Dissertation published open acess at QuCoSa (PDF, english)
  • Scherbaum, S. (2010) Neural Synchronization in the Crossmodal Integration of Camouflage Pictures and Sounds.
    Publications of the Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück, Volume 26-2010 (PDF, english)
  • Scherbaum, S. (2006). Clustering of ICA Components for efficient EEG artifact detection.
    Journal of Psychophysiology. Vol. 20(2) 2006. p. 133. (PDF, english)
  • Bernedo, G., Boeck, M., Elbers, M., Scherbaum, S., Widdra, T., Wissmann, J., Althaus, N., Beck, K. & Bennöhr, J. (2004). MAPA: A Mapping Architecture for People's Association.
    Publications of the Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück, Volume 6-2004 (PDF, german)

Invited Talks

  • 2013 A dynamic systems approach to decision-making under conflict.
    Talk at Gent University, Institute of Psychology.
  • 2013 A dynamic systems approach to decision-making under conflict.
    Talk at Leiden University, Institute of Psychology.
  • 2011 Dynamische Aspekte der Entscheidungsfindung unter Konflikt.
    Talk at the Insitüt für Psychologie, Universität Würzburg.
  • 2009 Tracing decisions of a continuous mind.
    Talk at the "PPF Systèmes Complexes en SHS" , EHESS, Paris.

Seminal Works & Presentations

  • Gordon Bernedo, Manuel Boeck, Michael Elbers, Stefan Scherbaum, Tobias Widdra, Jens Wissmann, Nadja Althaus, Kathrin Beck, Jasmin Bennöhr (2004). Study Project Mapa: MidTerm Presentation.
    (PPT, german)
  • Gordon Bernedo, Manuel Boeck, Michael Elbers, Stefan Scherbaum, Tobias Widdra, Jens Wissmann, Nadja Althaus, Kathrin Beck, Jasmin Bennöhr (2004). Study Project Mapa: Final Presentation.
    (PPT, german)
  • Mindmap: Methods to work successfully as a project team
    (PDF, german)
  • Seminal work: Astrologie (german)
    (PDF, german)
  • Spiele zur Konfliktbewältigung(german)
    (PDF, german)
  • Seminal work: Social Cognition (german)
    (PDF, german)

Matlab Source Code

Provided as is, so use it on your own risk. This software has not been tested extensively. If you find any errors, please contact me.

  • EEGLab ICA Components Clustering Plugin (please read this PDF for details)
    (ZIP )
  • EEGLab Extensions Plugin (Offers Restart and Replace Spaces in Event Names)
    (ZIP )
  • EEGLab Matlab code to run Windows binary ica (ica.exe) from GUI (using binica)
    (TXT )
    Download ica.exe from the EEGLab website
  • Matlab functions to perform waveletanalysis and calculation of phase locking value (Tallon Baudry et al. 1999, Lachaux et al., 1999)
    (ZIP )
  • Matlab utility functions
    (ZIP )