Short CV/Education and training

    Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the FPN, Maastricht University (Netherlands)

    Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and director of the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the Tilburg University (Netherlands)

    Senior Scientist at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Harvard Medical School, Boston (USA)

  • 1980 – 1992
    Philosophy of Science, Tilburg University

  • 1973 – 1979
    Philosophy of Science, Leiden University

  • 1969
    Degree Psychology

  • 1967
    Degree Philosophy

Selected publications

  • Kret, M.E., Stekelenburg, J.J., Gelder, B. de, & Roelofs, K. (2017). From face to hand: Attentional bias towards expressive hands in social anxiety. Biological Psychology, 122, 42–50.

  • Hortensius, R., Gelder, B. de, & Schutter, Dennis J. L. G. (2016). When anger dominates the mind: Increased motor corticospinal excitability in the face of threat: Direction of threat and motor corticospinal excitability. Psychophysiology, 53(9), 1307-1316.

  • Hortensius, R., Schutter, D.J.L.G., & Gelder, B. de (2016). Personal distress and the influence of bystanders on responding to an emergency. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 16(4), 672–688.

  • Kristo, G., Raemaekers, Mathijs, Rutten, G.J.M., Gelder, B. de, & Ramsey, Nick F. (2015). Inter-hemispheric language functional reorganization in low-grade glioma patients after tumour surgery. Cortex, 64, 235-248.

  • Hervais-Adelman, A., Legrand, L.B., Zhan, M., Tamietto, M., Gelder, B. de, & Pegna, A.J. (2015). Looming sensitive cortical regions without V1 input: Evidence from a patient with bilateral cortical blindness. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 9

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Scientific organization Boards

  • Elected member of the board of EBBS (European Brain and Behavior Society), since 2008

Scientific reviewer

  • Ad hoc reviewer for Science, PNAS, Brain, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Neuroimage, TINS, TICS, Neuropsychologia, Current Biology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Brain Research, Cognition, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Experimental Brain Research, European Journal of Neuroscience, Archives of General Psychiatry, Schizophrenia Research, Perception and Psychophysics, Journal of Neuroscience, Philosophical Psychology

Professional Societies

  • Eur. Society for Cognitive Psychology, Exp. Psychology Society (UK), European Brain and Behavior Society, Psychonomic Society, Society for Human Brain Mapping, International Neuropsychological Symposium (elected 1998), American Psychological Society, Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Fellowships and Memberships

  • I was elected in 1999 as fellow of the International Neuropsychological Symposia, a restricted membership society that brings together 120 of the world's best known specialists in the field in which I am an active member since.

  • Ad hoc Member of advisory panels for major funding organisations in the US are NIH and NSF. In Europe member of the NWO (Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research)/Veni commission, the Heart Foundation, Dutch Science Foundation, permanent member of the Belgian Science Foundation/Psychology commission, frequent advisor for ANR, CNRS (France), INSERM, The Wellcome Trust. Member of advisory research panels of the European Commission for FET, ICT programs of FP6, FP7


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