Daniel Freinhofer

Daniel Freinhofer, MSc.
PhD student

Department of Psychology
Hellbrunner Strasse 34, 5020 Salzburg, Austria


Twitter:  @DFreinhofer

Education :

  • since 2018 PhD student at the University of Salzburg ( DK ‘Imaging the Mind’)
  • 2012-2017 Psychology studies (Bachelor & Master) at the University of Salzburg


I investigate which processes occur in our brain during decision making, and how psychiatric disorders affect observable decision making behavior as well as underlying brain processes. For this purpose, I use brain imaging techniques (fMRI) and new methods to study behavioral data like computational modelling.


  • Freinhofer, D., Schwartenbeck, P., Thon, N., Eigenberger, T., Aichhorn, W., Lenger, M., Wurst, F. M., & Kronbichler, M. (2020). Deficient decision making in pathological gamblers correlates with gray matter volume in medial orbitofrontal cortex. Frontiers in psychiatry, 11, 109.