Floris de Lange appointed Professor

De Lange researches how our brain enables us to observe the world around us. Solving this complex puzzle requires gathering knowledge from psychology, biology, mathematics and physics, among other disciplines.
Floris de Lange will investigate how human perception is steered and influenced by prior knowledge and experience. He will use methods of measuring brain activity and computer models. In addition, he will apply this knowledge to gain a better understanding of neurological and developmental disorders such as Parkinson's disease and autism.
Floris de Lange (1977) received his MA Neuropsychology in 2001 and his MSc in Cognitive Science (highest honours) in 2003, both at Radboud University. In 2007 he obtained his PhD (also with honours) on research into the neural mechanisms of visual and motor imagination.
After that, De Lange worked for two years as a postdoctoral researcher at the NeuroSpin centre for brain research in Paris. Since 2007 he has been affiliated with the Donders Institute as a Principal Investigator.
Prizes and grants
Floris de Lange received a large number of prizes and grants for his research, including a Rubicon, a Veni and a Vidi grant from NWO, a Heineken Young Scientist Award for Cognitive Science (2012) and an ERC Starting Grant for research into observation and decision making.

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