Dutch people have trouble understanding Japanese expression of anger
Are Dutch and Japanese people able to understand each other’s nonverbal expressions of emotions? Disa Sauter (University of Amsterdam) and Michiko Yoshie (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and ...
29 Jan 2019
Ammodo Science Award for Birte Forstmann
Birte Forstmann, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the UvA, is among the eight winners of the 2019 Ammodo Science Award.
24 Oct 2018
Eddie Brummelman wins National Postdoc award
The Young Academy and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences are awarding the prize for Brummelman's research on the socialization of the self—how social processes shape children’s self-views, such as ...
18 Oct 2018
Amsterdam Young Academy announces first 30 members
The two Amsterdam-based universities, the UvA and VU Amsterdam, have a new platform for talented young researchers: the Amsterdam Young Academy (AYA). Three ABC associates are among the first thirty members.
13 Sep 2018
Confirmation bias pervasive even in simple visual decisions
Ever notice how you often see or read things that confirm your view of the world? Well, you are not alone. People are known to suffer from what is known as confirmation bias, a tendency to filter new information such ...
23 Jul 2018
Experience leads to better predictions
Our estimation of the timing of specific events can play a prominent role in our day-to-day decision-making processes. Information gained during past experiences helps us predict the outcomes of future decisions. ...
19 Jul 2018
ABC Networking Day 2018
This year’s ABC annual meeting wore a whole new dress and it was an exciting afternoon - all in the name of networking, and connecting all the treasures that are to be found within ABC.
16 Jul 2018
Rhesus monkeys sense isochrony in rhythm, but not the beat
Although monkeys seem to notice regularity in rhythmic sounds, they are not able to detect the actual beat. This is the finding of a new study by researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the National ...
5 May 2018
UvA researcher Birte Forstmann awarded prestigious Proof of Concept (PoC) grant
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded an ERC Proof of Concept grant to Birte Forstmann, professor of Neuroimaging in Cognitive Neuroscience at the UvA.
3 May 2018
ABC Project Grant 2018 Awardees
In January 2018 ABC received 22 project proposals, which were presented to the committee and evaluated in two rounds.
30 Nov 2017
Max van der Linden in collaboration with Sander Bosch, Jolien Francken, Simon van Gaal, Andrea Manneke, Suzanne Oosterwijk and Annemie Ploeger
23 Nov 2017
Quantifiers and Cognition: Logical and Computational Perspectives
Book tip and publication by ABC member Jakub Szymanik
8 Aug 2017
ABC Summer School 2017
Amidst an event-ridden end of the academic year, the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition Center (ABC) Summer School “The Sleeping Brain: from Neural Networks to Cognition” (June 19-30) was a huge success and received great ...
20 Jul 2017
ABC Brain Day 2017
Does free will exist? How do you get NWO money? Is there an alternative to SPSS? Questions that matter, and all topics of the annual ABC brain Day, on 23 June this year in de Brakke Grond.
7 Jul 2017
Suzanne Hoogeveen wins ABC poster award at the ABC Brain Day 2017
The ABC poster award is aimed at stimulating ABC students to present and discuss the results obtained during their internships done at different ABC locations. The best poster presented at the ABC Brain day is ...
29 May 2017
UvA researchers discover new ‘GPS’ neuron
An international research team led by UvA researchers Jeroen Bos, Martin Vinck and Cyriel Pennartz has identified a new type of neuron which might play a vital role in humans’ ability to navigate their environments. ...
6 Mar 2017
Pupil signals uncertainty during decision-making
Whether it involves stopping at a traffic light or diving into freezing water to save someone from drowning: many of our everyday problems require snap decisions in the face of uncertainty. When making decisions, it ...
2 Mar 2017
David Amodio, professor of Social Psychology
Dr D.M. Amodio (1974) has been appointed professor of Social Psychology at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.
23 Feb 2017
ABC Project grant 2017
3 proposals have been awarded with an ABC Project Grant - Congratulations to the winning projects!
25 Jan 2017
Split brain does not lead to split consciousness
A new research study contradicts the established view that so-called split-brain patients have a split consciousness. Instead, the researchers behind the study, led by UvA psychologist Yair Pinto, have found strong ...
20 Oct 2016
Sanne Schagen, professor by special appointment of Cognitive Functions and Cancer Therapy
Dr S.B. Schagen (1971) has been named professor by special appointment of Cognitive Functions and Cancer Therapy at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. The chair was ...
19 Aug 2016
Brain more robust than previously thought
The brain is well capable of coping with the erratic way individual brain cells transmit information. This robustness is quite useful because variation in signal transmission doesn’t merely concern noise, but also ...
1 Oct 2015
How the brain represents the world
The neurosciences have made great strides in gaining a better understanding of the brain and its relation to cognitive processes. It is nevertheless striking, especially in these early years of the 21st century, that ...
1 Sep 2015
Interview (in Dutch) with Aukje Verhoeven
Winner of the Creatieve Geest Prijs 2015
24 Jun 2015
UvA psychologist wins the 2015 Creative Mind Prize
Aukje Verhoeven, clinical psychologist and postdoc at the University of Amsterdam, has won the 2015 Creative Mind Prize.
8 Apr 2015
Rubicon grant for three young UvA researchers
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NOW) has awarded a Rubicon grant to three UvA researchers who recently obtained their doctorates. This will allow them to conduct research at a leading institute ...
16 Mar 2015
Register for the ABC Creative Mind Prize 2015
The ABC Creative Mind Prize 2015 will be presented to a young academic with an original and exciting research proposal that centres around the aspects of creativity, cognition and/or the workings of the human brain. ...
3 Mar 2015
Creative Mind Prize 2015
The ABC Creative Mind Prize 2015 will be presented to a young academic with an original and exciting research proposal that centres around the aspects of creativity, cognition and/or the workings of the human brain.
2 Feb 2015
In search of the origins of musicality
Why do we have music? And what enables us to perceive, appreciate and make music? The search for a possible answer to these and other questions forms the backdrop to a soon-to-be released theme issue of Philosophical ...
10 Nov 2014
Worldwide interest in the first results of Hooked on Music
The interest in the first research results of ‘Hooked on Music’, a project in which UvA researchers Henkjan Honing and Ashley Burgoyne are collaborating with the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, UK, is ...