Ronald van den Berg

About me

Short bio

I obtained a PhD in Computer Science at University of Groningen in 2009. From 2009-2012, was a postdoctoral associate in the Ma Lab, which at the time was located at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. From 2013-2015, I was a research associate in the sensorimotor learning lab of Daniel Wolpert at the University of Cambridge. Currently I am an associate professor at the Psychology Department of Uppsala University.

Research interests

I am mainly interested in models of visual working memory, perception, and decision-making. See the research page for more information on my work. You can find a copy of my CV here.


Tel: +46 184717980


[24-Oct-2018] Seminar about Bayesian statistics at Research School of Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences at University of Groningen

[08-Oct-2018] Talk at University of Zurich on resource rationality in visual working memory

[28-Aug-2018] A preprint of our paper on "Computational imperfections in human visual search" is now online at bioRxiv

[28-Jul-2018] Our paper "A resource-rational theory of set size effects in human visual working memory" was accepted for publication in eLife!

[23-Mar-2018] Talk at Umeå University on models of confidence in decision making

[15-Dec-2017] Talk at NVP 2017 conference in the Netherlands

[29-Nov-2017] Giving a seminar on Bayesian statistics in JASP at Uppsala University

[28-Oct-2017] Organzing a symposium on Rationality in Perception and Cognition in Uppsala. Speakers: Thorsten Pachur, Christopher Summerfield, Daniel Braun, John Flach, Ulrike Hahn, and Klaus Fiedler

[27-Oct-2017] Talk at SweCog conference in Uppsala

[12-Sep-2017] Talk at Leiden University about models of visual working memory

[27-29 July 2017] Talk and workshop on modeling visual working memory at Munich Symposium on Visual Working Memory

[24-Apr-2017] "Bayesian statistics in JASP" workshop at Stockholm University

[24-Apr-2017] Workshop at Stockholm University about doing Bayesian statistics in JASP

[27-Jan-2017] Talk at Stockholm University about Bayesian models of perception

[22-Dec-2016] Our paper "Recent is more: a negative time-order effect in non-symbolic numerical judgment" was accepted for publication in JEP:HPP!

[01-Dec-2016] Our paper "Fechner's law in metacognition: a quantitative model of visual working memory" was accepted for publication in Psychological Review!

[12-Oct-2016] Our paper "Confidence is the bridge between multi-stage decisions" was accepted for publication in Current Biology!