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Thomas Carsten

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Thomas coThomasCarstenmpleted his PhD in Psychology in 2019 at the University of Gent. As part of his doctoral dissertation, he investigated the motivational properties of rewards and losses on response facilitation. Drawing from his experience with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Electroencephalography (EEG), he joined the CoActions Lab in 2019. His goal is to investigate the integration of sensory evidence into motor plans. 






  1. Carsten, T., Fievez, F., & Duque, J. (2023). Movement characteristics impact decision-making and vice versa. Scientific Reports, 13(1), 3281.
  2. Carsten, T., Derosiere, G., Wessel, M. J., Hummel, F. C., & Duque, J. (2022). Editorial: Mechanisms Underlying the Interplay Between Cognition and Motor Control: From Bench to Bedside. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 16.
  3. Carsten, T., Kostandyan, M., Boehler, C. N., & Krebs, R. M. (2021). Comparing the motivational value of rewards and losses in an EEG‐pupillometry study. European Journal of Neuroscience, 53(6), 1822-1838.
  4. Carsten, T., Desmet, C., Krebs, R. M., & Brass, M. (2019). Pupillary contagion is independent of the emotional expression of the face. Emotion, 19(8), 1343-1352.
  5. Carsten, T., Hoofs, V., Boehler, C. N., & Krebs, R. M. (2019). Are losses more effective than rewards in improving performance in a cognitive task?. Motivation Science, 5(3), 257.
  6. Hoofs, V., Carsten, T., Boehler, C. N., & Krebs, R. M. (2019). Interactions between incentive valence and action information in a cued approach–avoidance task. Psychological research, 83(1), 13-25.
  7. Kostandyan, M., Bombeke, K., Carsten, T., Krebs, R. M., Notebaert, W., & Boehler, C. N. (2019). Differential effects of sustained and transient effort triggered by reward–A combined EEG and pupillometry study. Neuropsychologia, 123, 116-130.



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