About me

My three favorite nuisance variables Lotti, Polly and Emma.

I’m Lukas (Lengersdorff). I’m a PhD student of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Vienna, Austria, at the Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Unit. I am also about halfway done with my BSc in Statistics (also at the University of Vienna), which I started during my PhD.
In my research, I use cognitive modeling to try to gain a better understanding about the neural bases of human social behavior. In the course of my PhD, I got very interested in statistical modelling and Bayesian statistics.

About this blog:
Once in a while, I find myself grappling with some statistical question that’s not easily answered by Google (my colleagues know it’s that time again when I start doodling graphs and equations on my notebook during meetings). When I’m done, I need to write down some form of short summary or “most important insights” before I can go on again. This blog is an attempt to formalize this process a bit more, and share it with others.