Decision Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics

Prof. Dr. Bernd Weber

Professor (W2)

Phone: +49-228-6885-262



Life & Brain – Institute for Experimental Epileptology and Cognition Research
Venusberg – Campus 1
53127 Bonn


Center for Economics and Neuroscience

University of Bonn
Sigmund-Freud Str. 25, D-53105 Bonn/Germany
Phone: +49-228 6885 262; Fax: +49-228 6885 261


2003 Graduation from medical school. University of Bonn
2003 Doctoral thesis, Prof. E.Schlicker, Dept. of Pharmacology, University of Bonn

Academic Career:
2004 – 2010 Postdoctoral fellow and resident at Dept. of Epileptology, University Hospital Bonn
Since 2005 Head of the Group NeuroCognition|Imaging at the Life&Brain Center, University Hospital Bonn
2008 – 2014 Research affiliate and Professor at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW, Berlin)
Since 2009 Board of Directors, Center for Economics and Neuroscience, University of Bonn
2010-2015 Heisenberg Professor for the biological basis of human economic decision making sponsored by the DFG
2016- Acting Director Center for Economics and Neuroscience, University of Bonn

Awards and Honors:
2003 Award of a ‘Summa cum laude’ for MD thesis work
2009 Article of the Quarter of the German Neuroscience Society for “Connectivity-based segregation of the human striatum predicts personality characteristics. Nat. Neurosci., 12(1):32-4”
2013 Park Oustanding Contributor Award of the Society for Consumer Psychology

Memberships, academic and professional duties (selection):

Vice Dean of Medical Education, University of Bonn


Society of Neuroeconomics;„Neurowissenschaftliche Gesellschaft“ (German Neuroscience Society); Association of Neuropsychoeconomics (past-president)
Expert Panel Commision Med5 of the Flandern Science Foundation (Brussels, Belgium)

Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology and Economics

Chair Neuropsychoeconomics Conference 2009, 2013