Short CV/Education and training

  • 2017
    Associate Professor (tenured), Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, Section Clinical Developmental Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  • 2014 – 2017
    Assistant Professor, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, Section Educational Neuroscience, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  • 2011 – 2014
    Senior researcher, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN), Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  • 2008 – 2011
    Post-doctoral fellow (Marie Curie Outgoing fellowship), Columbia University, New York, USA, Dept. of Psychiatry

  • 2006 – 2008
    Post-doc researcher, Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology & Neuroscience, Dept. Cognitive Neuroscience

  • 2000 – 2006
    PhD student, Maastricht University, Faculty of Psychology & Neuroscience, Dept. Cognitive Neuroscience

Selected publications

  • Holloway I.*, van Atteveldt N.*, Blomert L., Ansari D. (2015) “Orthographic dependency in the neural correlates of reading: Evidence from audiovisual integration in English readers”. Cerebral Cortex, 25(6):1544-53. *Equal contribution.

  • van Atteveldt N, Murray MM, Thut G, Schroeder C. (2014) "Multisensory integration: flexible use of general mechanisms". Neuron, 81 (6): 1240-1253.

  • van Atteveldt N, Peterson B, Schroeder C. (2014) “Contextual control of audiovisual integration in low-level sensory cortices”. Human Brain Mapping, 35(5):2394-411.

  • van Atteveldt NM, van Aalderen-Smeets SI, Jacobi C, Ruigrok N. (2014) “Media reporting of neuroscience depends on timing, topic and newspaper type”. PLoS One, 9(8):e104780.

  • Blau V, van Atteveldt NM, Ekkebus M, Goebel R & Blomert L. (2009) “Defective neural integration of letters and speech sounds links phonological and reading deficits in adult dyslexia.” Current Biology, 19(6):503-8.

  • van Atteveldt NM, Formisano E, Blomert L, & Goebel R. (2007) “The effect of temporal asynchrony on the integration of letters and speech sounds.” Cerebral Cortex, 17(4): 962-974.

  • van Atteveldt N, Formisano E, Goebel R, & Blomert L.(2004) “Integration of letters and speech sounds in the human brain”. Neuron, 43: 271-282.

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Media coverage

  • Author of “Kijken in het brein”, a book for a general audience on myths and promises of brain research in daily-life applications. Publishing House Querido, Amsterdam, May 2015 (

    ISBN: 9789021457567 (Paperback), 9789021457574 (eBook).


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