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PhD Defense Mandy Tjew A Sin on October 6

On Tuesday October 6, 15:45 am, Mandy Tjew A Sin will defend her dissertation titled, CONTACT COMFORT: PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ACTUAL AND SIMULATED AFFECTIONATE TOUCH. The entire defense will be online and afterwards, there will be the opportunity to congratulate Mandy. You can … Continue reading

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PhD Defense by Tobias Maldei on September 24

On Thursday September 24, 9:45 am, Tobias Maldei will defend his dissertation titled, Meaningful Themes: The Role of Thematic Processing in the Intuitive Detection of Semantic Coherence. The entire defense will be online. You can watch the defense via the YouTube channel of the VU … Continue reading

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The AER Lab welcomes Nigel Janssens and Chris Ryan

This month, Nigel Janssens and Chris Ryan started their work as PhD students on the NWO-funded project “The Rhythm of Relating”. Nigel will be examining brain-to-brain synchrony and Chris movement synchrony, bith in the context of emotional sharing. We are … Continue reading

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IN SYNC: Harmonic Dissonance Workshop february 17-21@IDlab Amsterdam

During the workshop, artist Matthias Oostrik and Suzanne Dikker will co-develop an art/science Brain-Computer-Interface environment with dance group ICK Amsterdam centered around interpersonal synchrony at the neural, physiological and movement level.

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Open Competition Grant awarded to Sander Koole in July 2019

NWO Domain Social Sciences and Humanities has awarded funding to 41 researchers in the NWO Open Competition – SSH. This instrument makes funding available for the best research proposals in the humanities and social sciences, without any thematic limitations. The … Continue reading

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PhD Defence – Dalya Samur

On November 2, 2018 Dalya Samur will defend the PhD thesis entitled “From reading to feeling: A language-based approach to alexithymia” at 11:45 am. in the Aula of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Promotor dr. Sander Koole Co-promotor dr. Mattie Tops Summary Almost … Continue reading

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PhD Defence – Hester Ruigendijk

On Friday February 2, 2018, at 11:45 am, Hester Ruigendijk will defend her dissertation at the Aula of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Thesis Title: On the Psychology of Volition. Linking Action versus State Orientation to Cognitive Control Processes and to Their Neural Architecture. … Continue reading

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Festschrift Julius Kuhl

In honor of the work of Prof. Dr. Julius Kuhl (left), the Festschrift ‘Why people do the things they do’ was handed to him at the Motivation Psychology Colloquium at Trier, October 8th 2017, by the editors, Nicola Baumann, Sander … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Herbstsymposium

Sander Koole giving a keynote lecture about Embodied Emotion Regulation at the Heidelberg Herbstsymposium at the 5th of October 2017.

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Phd Defence – Lotte Veenstra

Our lab member, Lotte Veenstra will be defending her Phd thesis on October 6, 2017, 11.45 am, at Aula, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.     Thesis Title: Taming Tempers: A situated motivational approach to anger management. Supervisors: Prof. Sander L. Koole, co-promotor: … Continue reading

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