Academic staff – University of Copenhagen

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Matthias Gondan

Matthias Gondan

Associate Professor

Research groups

I am a psychologist with additional experience in medical biostatistics. 

Fields of interest

Response time models, Applied psychology, Medical research in surgery, neurosurgery, family practice


BA Lecture in statistics 1 + 2 (Monday 13-15)
PhD course on methods and ethics (Tuesday 9-16)
For a full list of my lectures, see Aktiviteter.

Possible conflicts of interest

Secondary employment as a programmer for PSYTEST (Herzogenrath, Germany).

Current research

Response time (RT) is used in many areas of Psychology, such as Perception, Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, Medical Psychology and Attention Diagnostics. In RT experiments, theoretical predictions generally relate to unconditional RT performance: “How long did it take to find the correct solution to the problem?” Most studies, however, do some kind of data cleaning and, most importantly, exclude incorrect responses before data analysis. The result is a conditional measure, “How long did it take for the correct solution—if it was found?” Theory and empirical data, in turn, refer to different entities. In my research I investigate the implications of different models for RT and derive estimates of unconditional RT performance in the presence of incorrect responses. The results lay the foundation for the measurement of one of the most important dependent variables in many areas of Psychology and beyond.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Medical Assistant-based care management for high risk patients in small primary care practices: A cluster randomized clinical trial

    Freund, T., Peters-Klimm, F., Boyd, C. M., Mahler, C., Gensichen, J., Erler, A., Beyer, M., Gondan, M., Rochon, J., Gerlach, F. M. & Szecsenyi, J. 2016 In : Annals of Internal Medicine. 164, 5, p. 323-333

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Published

    Hemicraniectomy in Older Patients with Extensive Middle-Cerebral-Artery Stroke

    Jüttler, E., Unterberg, A., Woitzik, J., Bösel, J., Amiri, H., Sakowitz, O. W., Gondan, M., Schiller, P., Limprecht, R., Luntz, S., Schneider, H., Pinzer, T., Hobohm, C., Meixensberger, J. & Hacke, W. 2014 In : New England Journal of Medicine. 370, 12, p. 1091-1100 10 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  3. Published

    Even faster and even more accurate first-passage time densities and distributions for the Wiener diffusion model

    Gondan, M., Blurton, S. P. & Kesselmeier, M. 2014 In : Journal of Mathematical Psychology. 60, p. 20-22 3 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  4. Published

    A tutorial on testing the race model inequality

    Gondan, M. & Minakata, K. 2016 In : Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. 78, 3, p. 723–735

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  5. Evaluation of the effect of information integration in displays for ICU nurses on situation awareness and task completion time: A prospective randomized controlled study

    Koch, S. H., Weir, C., Westenskow, D., Gondan, M., Agutter, J., Haar, M., Liu, D., Görges, M. & Staggers, N. Aug 2013 In : International Journal of Medical Informatics. 82, 8, p. 665-675 11 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

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