Short CV/Education and training

  • 1982 – 1987
    Msc Biopsychology, Utrecht University

  • 1988 – 1992
    PhD student Psychopharmacology, UU

  • 1992 – 1995
    Postdoc Utrecht University, UMCU

  • 1995 – 2013
    (Senior) Researcher UMCU

  • 2005 – 2008
    Full professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, Maastricht University

  • since 2009
    Full Professor of Biological Developmental Psychology, Utrecht University (since 2013 also at the UMCU)

Selected publications

  • Magnée MJCM, de Gelder B, van Engeland H, Kemner C (2007). Facial electromyographic responses to emotional information from faces and voices in individuals with Pervasive Developmental Disorder. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 48, 1122-30. Impact 5.7

  • de Jong MC, van Engeland H, Kemner C (2008) Attentional effects of gaze shifts are influenced by emotion and spatial frequency, but not in autism. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry, 47, 443-454. Impact 6.4

  • Vandenbroucke MW, Scholte HS, Engeland HV, Lamme VA, Kemner C (2008) A neural substrate for atypical low-level visual processing in autism spectrum disorder. Brain, 131, 1013-1024. Impact 10.2

  • Vlamings PH, Jonkman LM, van Daalen E, van der Gaag RJ, Kemner C (2010) Basic Abnormalities in Visual Processing Affect Face Processing at an Early Age in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Biol Psychiatry, 68, 1107-1113. Impact 10.3

  • van den Boomen C, Lamme VA, Kemner C (2014). Parallel development of ERP and behavioural measurements of visual segmentation. Dev Sci, 17, 1-10. Impact 4.3

Complete list of publications

Selected projects


  • EU, Innovative Medicines Initiatives (2011) European Autism Interventions – A Multicentre Study for Developing New Medications

  • NWO Gravitation (2012) Why some children thrive and others don’t

  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (2015) Brainview

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member Editorial Board Autism Research and Editorial Advisory Board International Journal of Psychophysiology

  • Associate editor Developmental Science

  • Member Research Schools: Brain Center Rudolf Magnus (BCRM), Helmholtz Institute, Utrecht Centre for Child and Adolescent Studies (CAS)

  • FWO committee G3 Psychologie en Pedagogiek grant evaluation committee (2007-2011)

  • Investment grant NWO Medium (Social Sciences) grant evaluation committee (2010-2011)

  • NWO Innovative Research Incentives Scheme / VICI grant evaluation committee 2012

  • ERC Consolidator grant evaluation committee 2013

  • Board Utrecht University Focus&Mass area Neuroscience and Cognition (2012-2014)

  • Program chair Utrecht University priority area Dynamics of Youth (2012-..)

  • Program chair of the Consortium Individual Development, a consortium of Dutch researchers that obtained the prestigious Gravitation grant of the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO, 27.6 M, main applicant)

  • Director YOUth Cohort (2012..)

  • Director Child Research Center Utrecht (KinderKennisCentrum) (2013..)

Media coverage

  • Author: ‘Het sociale leven van baby’s en de spectaculaire groei van de hersenen in het eerste levensjaar’ (Balans, sept. 2011)

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Board Utrecht University Foundation


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