Nils Neupärtl

Dr. Nils Neupärtl

Psychologie der Informationsverarbeitung



His work focuses on perception and decision making. After completing his master degree in Biophysics at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies and the Goethe University in Frankfurt a. M. he joined the lab in November 2016.

Research interests

Research in vision science has shown that a great variety of human behaviors and jugdements can be well described by Bayesian model approaches. In my current research I want to evaluate how humans integrate their prior beliefs about environmental statistics with available sensory measurements through different experiments ranging from purely perceptual to interactional decision tasks.

Presentations and publications

  • N. Neupärtl,C. A. Rothkopf. Inferring perceptual decision making parameters from behavior in production and reproduction tasks, [submitted]
    arXiv, 2021 [html]
  • N. Neupärtl, F. Tatai, C. A. Rothkopf. Naturalistic embodied interactions elicit intuitive physical behavior in accordance with Newtonian physics, Cognitive Neuropsychology, 2021 [html]
  • Neupärtl N, Tatai F, Rothkopf CA (2020) Intuitive physical reasoning about objects’ masses transfers to a visuomotor decision task consistent with Newtonian physics. PLOS Computational Biology 16(10): e1007730. [html]
  • Neupärtl, N., & Rothkopf, C. (2019). Adaptation to environmental statistics in an action control task. Conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience, 13-16 September 2019, Berlin, Germany
  • Neupärtl, N., & Rothkopf, C. (2018). Perceptual explaining away in depth judgements. Annual meeting of the Vision Science Society (VSS), St. Pete Beach, Florida, USA.
  • Neupärtl, N., Hoppe, D., Rothkopf, C. A., (2017). Bayesian analysis of the influence of size-relationship-priors on distance estimation. European Conference on Visual Perception (ECVP), Berlin, Germany.

Professional Experience

2022 – today Data Science Specialist at Biovis Diagnostik MVZ GmbH
2016 – 2021 PhD student at the Psychology of Information Processing lab
2015 – 2016 Student Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt a. M.


2013 – 2016 M.Sc. Biophysics, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
2010 – 2013 B.Sc. Biophysics, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany


Winter 20/21 Perception and Action (Seminar)
Summer 20 Statistics II (Exercise)
Introduction to computer-based data analysis (Exercise)
Winter 19/20 Perception and Action (Seminar)
Summer 19 Statistics II (Exercise)
Introduction to computer-based data analysis (Exercise)
Winter 18/19 Statistics III (Exercise)
Summer 18 Statistics II (Exercise)
Winter 17/18 Statistics III (Exercise)
Summer 17 Statistics II (Exercise)