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Associate Professor at Leiden University


NWO VIDI awarded to Mariska

Next year April, a new research project starts, investigating emotion processing and trust formation deficits in patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and social anxiety disorder (SAD). The project will run for five years and will host two postdocs, a PhD student and a research assistant. It will partly take place in Germany, in collaboration with PD. Dr. (psychiatrist) Katja… Read more »

Study trip to the University of Virginia, US

From March till May 2018, I visited the Human Dynamics lab led by Professor Steve Boker at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA. The aim was to advance a statistical method previously developed by Professor Boker and apply it to my experiments. The stay exceeded my expectations in both academical and experience-wise ways. Not only did I succeed in reaching… Read more »

Onderzoek met de orang-oetans van Apenheul: een update!

Door: Daan Laméris (For English, scroll down) De echte testsessies bij de orang-oetans zijn een paar weken geleden dan eindelijk begonnen. Even in het kort een herhaling; eind 2016 ben ik begonnen met het trainen van de orang-oetans voor de emotionele dot-probe task om te onderzoeken of hun onbewuste aandacht getrokken wordt door emoties van andere orang-oetans, en zo ja,… Read more »

A glimpse into the emotional worlds of bonobos and orangutans

Our studies with the bonobos and orangutans are once again up and running! Last year, we started a follow-up study with the bonobos of Apenheul where we used eye tracking to study their sustained attention for emotional scenes of conspecifics. It was our first go at using this technique with the apes, and it took quite some effort to find… Read more »

Hiring a postdoc for comparative research

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Institute of Psychology, the Cognitive Psychology Unit has available a   Postdoc Position (0.8 fte) in Comparative Psychology   Vacancy number 4524   Research Project “Evolutionary Insights into Social Intelligence. A comparison between humans, bonobos, and chimpanzees”                                                                       Why do humans cooperate in large numbers to advance projects for the common good? Contrary to the… Read more »

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