Fabian Tatai

Fabian Tatai M.Sc.


Work S1|15 235
Alexanderstraße 10
64283 Darmstadt


Fabian Tatai has joined the lab as a PhD student in September 2022.

He is working on the “The Adaptive Mind” project.

Research Interests

In my research, I aim to apply computational modelling to gain new insights into human decision-making in various settings, with a focus on naturalistic scenarios, which I try to realize experimentally through methods like virtual reality and motion tracking.


  • Tatai, F., Straub, D., & Rothkopf, C. (2023). People use Newtonian physics in intuitive sensorimotor decisions under risk. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 45.
  • Neupärtl, N., Tatai, F., & Rothkopf, C. A. (2020). Intuitive physical reasoning about objects’ masses transfers to a visuomotor decision task consistent with Newtonian physics. PLoS computational biology, 16(10), e1007730.
  • Neupärtl, N., Tatai, F., & Rothkopf, C. A. (2021). Naturalistic embodied interactions elicit intuitive physical behaviour in accordance with Newtonian physics. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 1-15.


Summer 2023 Experimentalspsychologisches Praktikum Project B.Sc.
Winter 2022 Advanced Module I: Perception & Action Seminar M.Sc.


2019-2022 M.Sc. Cognitive Science, TU Darmstadt
2015-2019 B.Sc. Psychology in IT, TU Darmstadt