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Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

Below a snapshot of some of our researchers with expertise in the fields of brain and cognition and behaviour.

For specific questions or to get in touch with a researcher not listed on this page, please call the UvA Press Office on +31 (0)20 525 2695 or send an email to

Prof Henkjan Honing, professor Music cognition
Credits: Jeroen Oerlemans

Prof. Henkjan Honing

Henkjan Honing is professor of Music Cognition. His areas of expertise are musicality, musical animals, music and the brain, music cognition and music technology.

T: +31 (0)20 525 4698 / 6051

prof. dr. H.J. (Henkjan) Honing

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Science

Merel Kindt
Credits: Jeroen Oerlemans

Prof. Merel Kindt

Merel Kindt is professor of Experimental Clinical Psychology. Her research focus is on the neurobiological processes of emotional memory and the treatment of anxiety disorders.

T: +31 (0)20 525 6044 / 6810

prof. dr. M. (Merel) Kindt

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group Clinical Psychology

Victor Lamme
Credits: Marjolein Annegarn

Prof. Victor Lamme

Victor Lamme is professor of Cognitive Neuroscience. His areas of expertise are free will, consciousness, perception and attention, neuromarketing, neuromanagement, changing people’s behaviour, the brain and the economy, the brain and law, trust and brain reading.

T: +31 (0)20 525 6675 / 6840

prof. dr. V.A.F. (Victor) Lamme

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group Brain and Cognition

Credits: Jan Willem Steenmeijer

Prof. Cyriel Pennartz

Cyriel Pennartz is professor of Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience. His areas of expertise are behaviour, cognition, learning, memory, consciousness, neural coding and synaptic plasticity.

T: +31 (0)20 525 7618

prof. dr. C.M.A. (Cyriel) Pennartz

Faculty of Science

Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences

Heleen Slagter, Psychology
Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Dr Heleen Slagter

Heleen Slagter is a psychologist and neuroscientist. Her areas of expertise are the brain, cognition, plasticity, brain training, cognitive training, cognitive control, meditation and attention.

T: +31 (0)20 525 56807 / 6840

prof. dr. H.A. (Heleen) Slagter

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group Brain and Cognition