Welcome to the 7th International Symposium on Motivational and Cognitive Control (MCC 2019)


MCC 2019 is an interdisciplinary meeting fostering scientific exchange of experts and young researchers on the neuronal and computational mechanisms of cognitive control, decision making, and motivation. This meeting will be the 7th in a series of highly successful meetings that began with a meeting in Jena organized by Michael Coles and Wolfgang Miltner in 2000 and continued with meetings in Dortmund (Michael Falkenstein and Markus Ullsperger), Amsterdam (Sander Nieuwenhuis, Rogier Mars and Richard Ridderinkhof), Oxford (Rogier Mars, Jerome Sallet, MaryAnn Noonan), Paris (Sebastien Bouret, Mark Laubach, Jerome Sallet), and St Andrews (Martin O’Neill, Redmond O’Connell, Jerome Sallet, Steve Kennerley, Verity Brown).

The main goal of the MCC 2019 is to bring together research fields and methodological approaches ranging from cognitive and systems neuroscience, experimental psychology, neuroeconomics, and computational modeling in humans, non-human primates and rodents. Bringing together this diverse group of researchers in an informal but science-focused atmosphere will allow them to discuss current opinions and novel methodological approaches in the field. Previous meetings have shown that this format can lead to highly productive collaborations.




Location and Date


The MCC 2019 will take place 16 - 18th September 2019 in the heart of Berlin:
Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus GbR
Luisenstraße 58/59
10117 Berlin (Mitte), Germany




Confirmed Speakers


  • Adrian Fischer
  • Amitai Shenhav
  • Birte Forstmann
  • Chris Summerfield
  • Christian Ruff
  • Claudia Danielmeier
  • Jan Wessel
  • Jill O'Reilly
  • Laurence Hunt
  • Lesley Fellows
  • Marco Steinhauser
  • Masaki Isoda
  • Michael Frank
  • Michael Platt
  • Michael Shadlen
  • Mitsuko Watabe-Uchida
  • Nils Kolling
  • Pascal Fries
  • Rogier Mars
  • Roozbeh Kiani
  • Roshan Cools
  • Tanja Endrass
  • Thomas Goschke
  • Yael NiV




  • Organising Committee of the MCC 2019 Symposium in Berlin


  • Claudia Danielmeier (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • Tanja Endrass (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
  • Markus Ullsperger (OvGU Magdeburg, Germany)
  • Adrian Fischer (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
  • Hans Kirschner (OvGU Magdeburg, Germany)
  • Julia Rogge (OvGU Magdeburg, Germany)