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Visit Andreas Jarvstad

A229A, College Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



I work on learning, inference and decision-making - across a wide range of domains (from sensory, to sensori-motor to more high-level cognitive domains). I use a wide range of different methods from behavioural experiments to fMRI and EEG. More often than not, my work involves computational modelling.

I teach first year stats (PS1007) and I supervise some great MSc students. I'm happy to hear from students who are interested in related MSc projects and/or pursuing a PhD.


  1. PhD (2012), Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  2. MSc (2008), Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  3. BA Psychology (2007), Cardiff University, United Kingdom


  1. Lecturer, City, University of London, Sep 2018 – present
  2. British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oxford, Sep 2015 – Aug 2018
  3. Research Associate, University of Bristol, May 2012 – Aug 2015
  4. Research Assistant, University of Bristol, Sep 2011 – Apr 2012


German and Swedish.


  1. Hotaling, J.M., Jarvstad, A., Donkin, C. and Newell, B.R. (2019). How to Change the Weight of Rare Events in Decisions From Experience. Psychological Science, 30(12), pp. 1767–1779. doi:10.1177/0956797619884324.
  2. Jarvstad, A. and Gilchrist, I.D. (2019). Cognitive control of saccadic selection and inhibition from within the core cortical saccadic network. The Journal of Neuroscience pp. 1419–18. doi:10.1523/jneurosci.1419-18.2018.
  3. Jarvstad, A., Hahn, U., Rushton, S.K. and Warren, P.A. (2013). Perceptuo-motor, cognitive, and description-based decision-making seem equally good. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(40), pp. 16271–16276. doi:10.1073/pnas.1300239110.

Journal articles (7)

  1. Brunstrom, J.M., Jarvstad, A., Griggs, R.L., Potter, C., Evans, N.R., Martin, A.A. … Rogers, P.J. (2016). Large portions encourage the selection of palatable rather than filling foods. Journal of Nutrition, 146(10), pp. 2117–2123. doi:10.3945/jn.116.235184.
  2. Bourdeaux, C.P., Thomas, M.J.C., Gould, T.H., Malhotra, G., Jarvstad, A., Jones, T. … Gilchrist, I.D. (2016). Increasing compliance with low tidal volume ventilation in the ICU with two nudge-based interventions: Evaluation through intervention time-series analyses. BMJ Open, 6(5). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-010129.
  3. Jarvstad, A., Hahn, U., Warren, P.A. and Rushton, S.K. (2014). Are perceptuo-motor decisions really more optimal than cognitive decisions? Cognition, 130(3), pp. 397–416. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2013.09.009.
  4. Jarvstad, A., Rushton, S.K., Warren, P.A. and Hahn, U. (2012). Knowing When to Move On: Cognitive and Perceptual Decisions in Time. Psychological Science, 23(6), pp. 589–597. doi:10.1177/0956797611426579.
  5. Jarvstad, A. and Hahn, U. (2011). Source Reliability and the Conjunction Fallacy. Cognitive Science, 35(4), pp. 682–711. doi:10.1111/j.1551-6709.2011.01170.x.
  6. Jarvstad, A. and Hahn, U. (2009). Unreliable sources and the conjunction fallacy. Proceedings of the 31st annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.
  7. Hotaling, J.M., Donkin, C., Jarvstad, A. and Newell, B.R. MEM-EX: An exemplar memory model of decisions from experience. . doi:10.31234/