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Jascha Achterberg
Graduate Student

Jascha.Achterberg@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
01223 767528

I am studying the neuronal dynamics of complex problem solving and computations underlying general intelligence in brains and machines. I am especially interested in rapid One-Shot learning and compositional problem solving to understand how we can flexibly construct attentional episodes to decompose problems into easier subparts and find generalisable solutions in changing environment. I investigate those mechanisms using electrophysiological / spike data, neural networks, and mathematical process models.

My work is supervised by John Duncan (Cambridge) and Matt Botvinick (Google DeepMind) and funded by a Gates Scholarship. Before I was a scholar of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes).

CBSU publications
SIMPSON-KENT, I., FUHRMANN, D., Bathelt, J., Achterberg, J. , BORGEEST, G.S., the CALM Team, KIEVIT, R.A. (2020) Erratum to “Neurocognitive reorganization between crystallized intelligence, fluid intelligence and white matter microstructure in two age-heterogeneous developmental cohorts” [Dev. Cogn. Neurosci. 41 (2020) 100743]., Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 41, 100743 [Open Access]

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