Mikhail Spektor

UPF and BSE - on leave


PhD, University of Basel

Mikhail Spektor is a Juan de la Cierva Researcher at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a BSE Affiliated Professor. Prior to this he was a research fellow at the Department of Psychology of the University of Freiburg.

In his main research agenda, he investigates how human decision making is affected by the choice context and learning processes. To obtain a comprehensive process-level understanding of human decision making, he relies on experimental, computational, and psychophysiological approaches.

His work has been published in top scientific journals such as Psychological Review, Psychological Science, and eLife.

Awards, Grants, and Honors


Mikhail Spektor and Hannah Seidler

Violations of economic rationality due to irrelevant information during learning in decision from experience

Judgment and Decision Making, Vol.17, No 2, 425 - 448, March 2022
Mikhail Spektor, Sudeep Bahtia and Sebastian Gluth

The Elusiveness of Context Effects in Decision Making

Trends in Cognitive Sciences, August 2021, 10.1016/j.tics.2021.07.011
Karl C. Klauer, Mikhail Spektor and Anne Voormann

The simultaneous recognition of multiple words: A process analysis

Memory and Cognition, Vol.49, 787–802, April 2021, 10.3758/s13421-020-01082-w