Basic Statistics for Brain an Cognitive Sciences: Introduction to Bayesian Statistics (Basic Course)

IMPRS Lecture Series

  • Start: Jun 11, 2024 10:30 AM (Local Time Germany)
  • End: Jun 18, 2024 04:30 PM
  • Speaker: Professor Daniel Schad
  • Daniel Schad is professor for Quantitative Methods at the HMU Health and Medical University in Potsdam. Before, he was assistant professor for Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence at University of Tilburg (the Netherlands) and held research positions at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and at the University of Potsdam, where he also got his PhD in cognitive and mathematical psychology.
  • Location: Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
  • Room: Charlotte Buehler Room (C402)
  • Host: IMPRS Coordination
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Lecturers: Professor Daniel Schad


Doctoral researchers of IMPRS CoNI: via Open Campus
Interested students from partner institutions of IMPRS CoNI: please contact 

Maximum number of participants: 25

Course credits: 2 ECTS

Conditions: at least 80% attendance and in-course assignments/homework

Please note: Software
Please install R, R-Studio, and JASP on your computer. Moreover, the following R-packages should be installed: rstan, brms, tidyverse, bcogsci, extraDistr, bridgesampling, bayesplot, MASS, designr. Some of these installations are not straightforward and may take some time – It is recommended to do this in time before the course starts. Additional packages may need to be installed during the workshop.

Recommended reading:
Nicenboim, B., Schad, D.J. & Vasishth, S. (2023). An introduction to Bayesian data analysis for cognitive science.


Note: Please bring along your personal laptop


For details see schedule below:

Schedule "Bayesian Statistics"

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