Guido Biele

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Visiting address Psykologisk institutt Forskningsveien 3 A 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

I am mainly interested in decision making, in particular on decision making in a social context. Decision making can be described as a cognitive process that results in the selection of a course of action among several alternatives. Dry as this definition may sound, it covers not only mundane situations like choosing a dessert, but also more serious ones like deciding to have another child or not.

My research focuses on simple reward based decisions and on how social information influences decision making and learning. When working on these topics, I examine decision making from a computational algorithmic and perspective. That is, I ask how decision problems should be solved, which cognitive processes describe how people make decisions, and how these processes are implemented in the brain. The idea behind this approach is that models that are constrained from insights and data from these three perspectives are more valid than theories that ignore one or more perspectives. In practice, this approach amounts to testing which simple mathematical models can simultaneously describe behavioral data and are consistent with brain data. For instance, I use fMRI to examine if then brain represents decision variables that should be represented according to sequential sampling models of decision making. Another line of research develops models describing how people learn from advice and experience and tests if advice changes how rewards are perceived.

Teaching

I taught and teach courses on the following topics (bachelor, masters and graduate level):

  • Introduction to Judgment and Decision Making
  • Behavioral and Neurobiological Perspectives on Reinforcement learning
  • Neuroeconomics
  • Social Learning
  • Introduction to fMRI Analysis
  • Introduction to Matlab

Higher education and employment history

  • 1999: Diploma Psychology at the Freie Universität Berlin in Germany
  • 1999-2002: Consultant in Human Resource Management.
  • 2003-2005: PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. At the Center for adaptive behavior and cognition I mostly worked on simple mathematical models of cooperation and social learning.
  • 2006-2010: Postdoc in the group “Neuroscience for Decision making”, also at the MPI for Human Development (and for half a year at Freie Universität Berlin).
  • Since June 2010 : Center for the Study of Human Cognition at the University of Oslo.

Cooperation

In alphabetical order:

  • Nathan Berg, University of Texas
  • Ido Erev, Technion (Haifa)
  • Christian Fiebach, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main
  • Gerd Gigerenzer, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
  • Hauke Heekeren, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Richard Gonzalez, University of Michigan
  • Shu-Chen Li, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
  • Thorsten Pachur, University of Basel
  • Marios Philiastides, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Jörg Rieskamp, University of Basel                 
Tags: Cognitive psychology, Neuroscience, Neuropsychology

Publications

  • Øvergaard, Kristin; Ørbeck, Beate; Friis, Svein; Pripp, Are Hugo; Aase, Heidi & Biele, Guido [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2022). Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder from preschool to school age: change and stability of parent and teacher reports. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. ISSN 1018-8827. doi: 10.1007/s00787-022-02019-1.
  • Biele, Guido; Lekhal, Ratib; Øvergaard, Kristin Romvig; Wang, Mari Vaage; Brandlistuen, Ragnhild Eek & Friis, Svein [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2022). The effect of special educational assistance in early childhood education and care on psycho-social difficulties in elementary school children. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health (CAPMH). ISSN 1753-2000. 16(1). doi: 10.1186/s13034-022-00442-5.
  • Biele, Guido; Øvergaard, Kristin Romvig; Friis, Svein; Zeiner, Pål & Aase, Heidi (2022). Cognitive, emotional, and social functioning of preschoolers with attention deficit hyperactivity problems. BMC Psychiatry. ISSN 1471-244X. 22. doi: 10.1186/s12888-021-03638-9. Full text in Research Archive
  • Weyde, Kjell Vegard Fjeldheim; Olsen, Ann-Karin Hardie; Duale, Nur; Kamstra, Jorke; Skogheim, Thea Steen & Caspersen, Ida Henriette [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2021). Gestational blood levels of toxic metal and essential element mixtures and associations with global DNA methylation in pregnant women and their infants. Science of the Total Environment. ISSN 0048-9697. 787, p. 1–19. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147621. Full text in Research Archive
  • Skogheim, Thea Steen; Weyde, Kjell Vegard Fjeldheim; Aase, Heidi; Engel, Stephanie M.; Suren, Pål & Øie, Merete Glenne [Show all 13 contributors for this article] (2021). Prenatal exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and associations with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder in children. Environmental Research. ISSN 0013-9351. 202. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111692. Full text in Research Archive
  • Jones, Terry C.; Biele, Guido; Mühlemann, Barbara; Veith, Talitha; Schneider, Julia & Beheim-Schwarzbach, Jörn [Show all 20 contributors for this article] (2021). Estimating infectiousness throughout SARS-CoV-2 infection course. Science. ISSN 0036-8075. 373(6551), p. 1–21. doi: 10.1126/science.abi5273.
  • Borge, Tiril Cecilie; Biele, Guido Philipp Emmanuel; Papadopoulou, Eleni Zoumpoulia; Andersen, Lene Frost; Jacka, Felice & Eggesbø, Merete Åse [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2021). The associations between maternal and child diet quality and child ADHD - findings from a large Norwegian pregnancy cohort study. BMC Psychiatry. ISSN 1471-244X. 21, p. 1–14. doi: 10.1186/s12888-021-03130-4. Full text in Research Archive
  • Choi, Giehae; Villanger, Gro Dehli; Drover, Samantha S.M.; Sakhi, Amrit Kaur; Thomsen, Cathrine & Nethery, Rachel C. [Show all 15 contributors for this article] (2021). Prenatal phthalate exposures and executive function in preschool children. Environment International. ISSN 0160-4120. 149. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106403. Full text in Research Archive
  • Skogheim, Thea Steen; Weyde, Kjell Vegard Fjeldheim; Engel, Stephanie M.; Aase, Heidi; Suren, Pål & Øie, Merete Glenne [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2021). Metal and essential element concentrations during pregnancy and associations with autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children. Environment International. ISSN 0160-4120. 152, p. 1–14. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106468. Full text in Research Archive
  • Dort, Martina; Strelow, Anna Enrica; French, Blandine; Groom, Madeleine; Luman, Marjolein & Thorell, Lisa B. [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2020). Bibliometric review: Classroom management in ADHD-Is there a communication gap concerning knowledge between the scientific fields psychiatry/psychology and education? Sustainability. ISSN 2071-1050. 12(17), p. 1–15. doi: 10.3390/SU12176826. Full text in Research Archive
  • Jore, Toril; Oppedal, Brit & Biele, Guido (2020). Social anxiety among unaccompanied minor refugees in Norway.The association with pre-migration trauma and post-migration acculturation related factors. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. ISSN 0022-3999. 136. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2020.110175. Full text in Research Archive
  • Skogheim, Thea Steen; Villanger, Gro Dehli; Weyde, Kjell Vegard Fjeldheim; Engel, Stephanie M.; Suren, Pål & Øie, Merete Glenne [Show all 13 contributors for this article] (2019). Prenatal exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances and associations with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and cognitive functions in preschool children. International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. ISSN 1438-4639. 223(1), p. 80–92. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheh.2019.10.003. Full text in Research Archive
  • Borge, Tiril Cecilie; Brantsæter, Anne Lise; Caspersen, Ida Henriette; Meltzer, Helle Margrete; Brandlistuen, Ragnhild Eek & Aase, Heidi [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). Estimating the Strength of Associations Between Prenatal Diet Quality and Child Developmental Outcomes: Results From a Large Prospective Pregnancy Cohort Study. American Journal of Epidemiology. ISSN 0002-9262. 188(11), p. 1902–1912. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwz166. Full text in Research Archive
  • Biele, Guido; Gustavson, Kristin; Czajkowski, Nikolai Olavi; Nilsen, Roy Miodini; Reichborn-Kjennerud, Ted & Magnus, Per [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2019). Bias from self selection and loss to follow-up in prospective cohort studies. European Journal of Epidemiology (EJE). ISSN 0393-2990. 34(10), p. 927–938. doi: 10.1007/s10654-019-00550-1.
  • Øvergaard, Kristin Romvig; Ørbeck, Beate; Friis, Svein; Biele, Guido; Pripp, Are Hugo & Aase, Heidi [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2019). Screening With an ADHD-Specific Rating Scale in Preschoolers: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of the Early Childhood Inventory-4. Psychological Assessment. ISSN 1040-3590. 31(8), p. 985–994. doi: 10.1037/pas0000722.
  • Suren, Pål; Thorstensen, Anne Gjertrud; Tørstad, Marit; Emhjellen, Petter Espeseth; Furu, Kari & Biele, Guido [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2018). Diagnostikk av hyperkinetisk forstyrrelse hos barn i Norge. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. ISSN 0029-2001. doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.18.0418. Full text in Research Archive
  • Øvergaard, Kristin Romvig; Ørbeck, Beate; Friis, Svein; Pripp, Are Hugo; Biele, Guido & Aase, Heidi [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2018). Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Preschoolers: The Accuracy of a Short Screener. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. ISSN 0890-8567. 57(6), p. 428–435. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2018.03.008. Full text in Research Archive
  • Borge, Tiril Cecilie; Aase, Heidi; Brantsæter, Anne Lise & Biele, Guido (2017). The importance of maternal diet quality during pregnancy on cognitive and behavioural outcomes in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open. ISSN 2044-6055. 7(9). doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016777. Full text in Research Archive
  • Skåtun, Kristina Cecilie; Kaufmann, Tobias; Brandt, Christine Lycke; Doan, Nhat Trung; Alnæs, Dag & Tønnesen, Siren [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2017). Thalamo-cortical functional connectivity in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Brain Imaging and Behavior. ISSN 1931-7557. doi: 10.1007/s11682-017-9714-y.
  • Eikemo, Marie Helene; Biele, Guido; Willoch, Frode; Thomsen, Lotte & Leknes, Siri (2017). Opioid modulation of value-based decision-making in healthy humans. Neuropsychopharmacology. ISSN 0893-133X. 42(9), p. 1833–1840. doi: 10.1038/npp.2017.58. Full text in Research Archive
  • Mowinckel, Athanasia Monika; Alnæs, Dag; Pedersen, Mads Lund; Ziegler, Sigurd; Fredriksen, Mats & Kaufmann, Tobias [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2017). Increased default-mode variability is related to reduced task-performance and is evident in adults with ADHD. NeuroImage: Clinical. ISSN 2213-1582. 16, p. 369–382. doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2017.03.008. Full text in Research Archive
  • Pedersen, Mads Lund; Frank, Michael J. & Biele, Guido (2016). The drift diffusion model as the choice rule in reinforcement learning. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. ISSN 1069-9384. doi: 10.3758/s13423-016-1199-y.
  • Berg, Nathan; Biele, Guido & Gigerenzer, Gerd (2016). Consistent Bayesians Are No More Accurate Than Non-Bayesians: Economists Surveyed About PSA. Review of Behavioral Economics. ISSN 2326-6198. 3(2), p. 189–219. doi: 10.1561/105.00000034.
  • Ziegler, Sigurd; Pedersen, Mads Lund; Mowinckel, Athanasia Monika & Biele, Guido (2016). Modelling ADHD: A review of ADHD theories through their predictions for computational models of decision-making and reinforcement learning. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. ISSN 0149-7634. 71, p. 633–656. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2016.09.002.
  • Skogan, Annette Holth; Øvergaard, Kristin Romvig; Baumgartner, Nina; Urnes, Anne-Margrethe; Ørbeck, Beate & Aase, Heidi [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2016). Eksekutiv funksjon i tidlig førskolealder-funn fra den norske ADHD-studien. Nevropsykologi : Medlemsblad for Norsk Nevropsykologisk Forening. ISSN 1500-8347. 18(1), p. 4–13.
  • Caspersen, Ida Henriette; Aase, Heidi; Biele, Guido; Brantsæter, Anne Lise; Haugen, Alice Margaretha & Kvalem, Helen Engelstad [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2016). The influence of maternal dietary exposure to dioxins and PCBs during pregnancy on ADHD symptoms and cognitive functions in Norwegian preschool children. Environment International. ISSN 0160-4120. 94, p. 649–660. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2016.06.033.
  • Skåtun, Kristina Cecilie; Kaufmann, Tobias; Tønnesen, Siren; Biele, Guido; Melle, Ingrid & Agartz, Ingrid [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2016). Global brain connectivity alterations in persons with schizophrenia and bipolar spectrum disorders. Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience. ISSN 1180-4882. 41(5), p. 331–341. doi: 10.1503/jpn.150159. Full text in Research Archive
  • Pedersen, Mads Lund; Endestad, Tor & Biele, Guido (2015). Evidence Accumulation and Choice Maintenance Are Dissociated in Human Perceptual Decision Making. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 10(10). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140361. Full text in Research Archive
  • Suter, Renata S.; Pachur, Thorsten; Hertwig, Ralph; Endestad, Tor & Biele, Guido (2015). The neural basis of risky choice with affective outcomes. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 10(4). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0122475. Full text in Research Archive
  • Mowinckel, Athanasia Monika; Pedersen, Mads Lund; Eilertsen, Espen Moen & Biele, Guido (2015). A Meta-Analysis of Decision-Making and Attention in Adults With ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders. ISSN 1087-0547. 19(5), p. 355–367. doi: 10.1177/1087054714558872.
  • Biele, Guido; Zeiner, Pål & Aase, Heidi (2014). Convergent and discriminant validity pf psychiatric symptoms reported in The Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study at age 3 years with independent clinical assessment in the Longitudinal ADHD Cohort Study. Norsk Epidemiologi. ISSN 0803-2491. 24(1-2), p. 169–176. doi: 10.5324/nje.v24i1-2.1819. Full text in Research Archive
  • Blank, Helen; Biele, Guido; Heekeren, Hauke R. & Philiastides, Marios G. (2013). Temporal Characteristics of the Influence of Punishment on Perceptual Decision Making in the Human Brain. Journal of Neuroscience. ISSN 0270-6474. 33(9), p. 3939–3952. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4151-12.2013.
  • Leknes, Siri Graff; Berna, Chantal; Lee, Michael; Snyder, Gregory; Biele, Guido & Tracey, Irene (2013). The importance of context: When relative relief renders pain pleasant. Pain. ISSN 0304-3959. 154(3), p. 402–410. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2012.11.018.
  • Green, Nikos; Biele, Guido & Heekeren, Hauke R (2012). Changes in Neural Connectivity Underlie Decision Threshold Modulation for Reward Maximization. Journal of Neuroscience. ISSN 0270-6474. 32(43), p. 14942–14950. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0573-12.2012.
  • Meshi, Dar; Biele, Guido; Korn, Christoph W. & Heekeren, Hauke R. (2012). How Expert Advice Influences Decision Making. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. 7(11). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049748.
  • Biele, Guido; Rieskamp, Jörg; Krugel, Lea K. & Heekeren, Hauke R. (2011). The Neural Basis of Following Advice. PLoS Biology. ISSN 1544-9173. 9. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001089.
  • Mohr, Peter N.C.; Biele, Guido; Krugel, Lea K.; Li, Shu-Chen & Heekeren, Hauke R. (2010). Neural foundations of risk-return trade-off in investment decisions. NeuroImage. ISSN 1053-8119. 49(3), p. 2556–2563. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.10.060.
  • Philiastides, Marios G.; Biele, Guido; Vavatzanidis, Niki; Kazzer, Philipp & Heekeren, Hauke R. (2010). Temporal dynamics of prediction error processing during reward-based decision making. NeuroImage. ISSN 1053-8119. 53, p. 221–232. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.05.052.
  • Graef, Susanne; Biele, Guido; Krugel, Lea K.; Marzinzik, Frank; Wahl, Michael & Wotka, Johann [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2010). Differential influence of levodopa on reward-based learning in Parkinson's disease. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. ISSN 1662-5161. 4. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2010.00169.
  • Basten, Ulrike; Biele, Guido; Heekeren, Hauke R. & Fiebach, Christian J. (2010). How the brain integrates costs and benefits during decision making. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. ISSN 0027-8424. 107(50), p. 21767–21772. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0908104107.
  • Mohr, Peter N.C.; Biele, Guido & Heekeren, Hauke R (2010). Neural processing of risk. Journal of Neuroscience. ISSN 0270-6474. 30(19), p. 6613–6619. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0003-10.2010.
  • Philiastides, Marios G; Biele, Guido & Heekeren, Hauke R (2010). A mechanistic account of value computation in the human brain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. ISSN 0027-8424. 107(20). doi: 10.1073/pnas.1001732107.
  • Krugel, Lea K.; Biele, Guido; Mohr, Peter N.C.; Li, Shu-Chen & Heekeren, Hauke R (2009). Genetic variation in dopaminergic neuromodulation influences the ability to rapidly and flexibly adapt decisions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. ISSN 0027-8424. 106(42), p. 17951–17956. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0905191106.
  • Biele, Guido; Rieskamp, Jörg & Gonzalez, Richard (2009). Computational Models for the Combination of Advice and Individual Learning. Cognitive Science. ISSN 0364-0213. 33(2), p. 206–242. doi: 10.1111/j.1551-6709.2009.01010.x.
  • Biele, Guido; Erev, Ido & Ert, Eyal (2009). Learning, risk attitude and hot stoves in restless bandit problems. Journal of Mathematical Psychology. ISSN 0022-2496. 3, p. 155–167. doi: 10.1016/j.jmp.2008.05.006.
  • Biele, Guido; Rieskamp, Jörg & Czienskowski, Uwe (2008). Explaining cooperation in groups: Testing models of reciprocity and learning. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. ISSN 0749-5978. 106, p. 89–105. doi: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2008.01.001.
  • Pachur, Thorsten & Biele, Guido (2007). Forecasting from ignorance: the use and usefulness of recognition in lay predictions of sports events. Acta Psychologica. ISSN 0001-6918. 125(1), p. 99–116. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2006.07.002.

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  • Hannigan, Laurie John; Corfield, Elizabeth; Biele, Guido; Tilling, Kate; McAdams, Tom A. & Badini, Isabella [Show all 19 contributors for this article] (2021). The genomic basis of participation in the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study.
  • Skogheim, Thea Steen; Weyde, Kjell Vegard Fjeldheim; Engel, Stephanie M.; Aase, Heidi; Suren, Pål & Øie, Merete Glenne [Show all 12 contributors for this article] (2021). Risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder in children associated with gestational levels of toxic metals and essential elements.
  • Skogheim, Thea Steen; Weyde, Kjell Vegard Fjeldheim; Aase, Heidi; Engel, Stephanie M.; Suren, Pål & Øie, Merete Glenne [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2020). Prenatal exposure to metals and associations with ADHD and ASD in children .
  • Ask, Helga; Hannigan, Laurie; Davies, Neil; Gustavson, Kristin; Biele, Guido & Richardson, Thomas [Show all 15 contributors for this article] (2019). Exploring the Associations Between Health-Related Polygenic Scores and Participation in the Norwegian Mother and Child Pregnancy Cohort (MoBa).
  • Øvergaard, Kristin Romvig; Ørbeck, Beate; Friis, Svein; Biele, Guido; Aase, Heidi & Zeiner, Pål (2018). Inattention in pre-School ADHD- are there gender differences?
  • Øvergaard, Kristin Romvig; Ørbeck, Beate; Friis, Svein; Pripp, Are Hugo; Biele, Guido & Aase, Heidi [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2018). Dr Øvergaard et al. Reply. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. ISSN 0890-8567. 57(9), p. 701–702. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2018.05.021.
  • Skogheim, Thea Steen; Villanger, Gro Dehli; Biele, Guido; Haug, Line Småstuen; Sabaredzovic, Azemira & Suren, Pål [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2018). Prenatal exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances and associations with ADHD symptoms and cognitive functions in children.
  • Skogheim, Thea Steen; Villanger, Gro Dehli; Biele, Guido; Haug, Line Småstuen; Sabaredzovic, Azemira & Suren, Pål [Show all 11 contributors for this article] (2018). Prenatal exposure to perfluoroalkyl substances and associations with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms and cognitive functions in children.
  • Leknes, Siri; Berna, Chantal; Lee, M; Snyder, G.; Biele, Guido & Tracey, Irene (2013). Response to the commentary “Multiple potential mechanisms for context effects on pain”. Pain. ISSN 0304-3959. 154(8), p. 1485–1486. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2013.04.002.
  • Hammerer, D.; Biele, Guido; Philiastides, M.; Schroeder, S; Müller, V. & Heekeren, H. [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2011). Lifespan Differences in Electrophysiological Correlates of Early Monitoring and Late Evaluative Processes During Reinforcement Learning. Journal of Psychophysiology. ISSN 0269-8803. 25, p. 14–15.
  • Oppedal, Brit; Solhaug, Anne Kristine Nilsen; Friborg, Oddgeir & Biele, Guido (2019). Mestring i mottak og kommuner. Implementering og evaluering av Teaching Recovery Techniques i asylmottak, omsorgssentre og bosettingskommuner i Norge. Folkehelseinstituttet. ISSN 978-82-8082-940-5. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ørstavik, Ragnhild; Gustavson, Kristin; Rohrer-Baumgartner, Nina; Biele, Guido; Furu, Kari & Karlstad, Øystein [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2016). ADHD i Norge: en statusrapport. Folkehelseinstituttet. ISSN 978-82-8082-734-0. Full text in Research Archive

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