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Collaborations

International Collaborations

Dr. Jorg Massen University of Vienna Austria
Dr. Marco Brambilla University of Milan Italy
Prof. Jari Hietanen University of Tampere Finland
Dr. Francois Quesque University of Lille France
Dr. Karline Janmaat Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Germany
Dr. Dennis Küster Jacobs University Germany
Dr. Katja Koelkebeck Muenster University Hospital Germany
Prof. Akihiro Tanaka Tokyo Woman’s Christian University Japan
Dr. Masaki Tomonaga Kyoto University Primate Research Institute Japan
Prof. Tetsuro Matsuzawa Kyoto University Primate Research Institute Japan
Prof. Ralph Adolphs Caltech University USA
Dr. Eliza Bliss-Moreau UC Davis USA
Dr. Laura Harrison Caltech University USA
 

National Collaborations

Prof. Bernhard Hommel Leiden University website
Prof. Carolien Rieffe Leiden University website
Prof. Carsten de Dreu Leiden University website
Dr. Laura Steenbergen Leiden University website
Dr. Lorenza Colzato Leiden University website
Dr. Annemie Ploeger Amsterdam University website
Prof. Agneta Fischer Amsterdam University website
Dr. Disa Sauter Amsterdam University website
Dr. Evin Aktar Amsterdam University website
Dr. Steven Scholte Amsterdam University website
Thomas Bionda, MSc. Apenheul website
Warner Jens, MSc. Apenheul website
  

Memberships

Cognition Behavior Evolution Network (CBEN) – founder and board memberwebsite
Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS)website
European Association of Social Psychology (EASP)website
European Human Behaviour & Evolution Association (EHBEA)website
Federation of European Neurosciences Societies (FENS)website
International Organization of Psychophysiology (IOP)website
Kurt Lewin Instituut (KLI)website
Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC)website
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Gedragsbiologie (NVG) – board memberwebsite
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Psychonomie (NVP)website
NeuroFederatie Dutch Neurofederationwebsite
Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR)website
Vereniging Voor Vernieuwingsimpuls Onderzoekers (VVViO)website
  

 

 

Fellowships

2016

Koninklijke Academie van Wetenschappen( KNAW) Ecology Fund. Investigating the vigilance hypothesis in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in Rwanda: yawning after post-conflict reconciliation and consolation. With RM student Evy van Berlo. Awarded €4.500

2015

De Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) Talent Grant. Project “The role of pupil synchronization in real life interactions: Implications for trust and deception”. With RM student Eliska Prochazkova. Awarded four years full-time for a PhD student. Awarded €229.170

DAAD Forschungsaufenthalte für Hochschullehrer und Wissenschaftler. For a collaborative project with Dr. K. Koelkebeck from the Muenster University Hospital where we will study pupil mimicry in depressed and anxious patients. Awarded €2200

KNAW Van der Gaag Beurs. Project with Dr. K. Koelkebeck from the Muenster University Hospital to investigate pupil mimicry and implications for trust in depressed and anxious patients. Awarded €880

European Association of Social Psychology (EASP)Travel Grant. For a collaborative project with Dr. K. Koelkebeck from the Muenster University Hospital where we will study pupil mimicry in depressed and anxious patients. Awarded €880

The European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA). For project “Investigating the vigilance hypothesis in bonobos (Pan paniscus): yawning after post-conflict reconciliation and consolation”. With research master student Evy van Berlo. Awarded €500

Amsterdam Brain Center (ABC) VIP-grant. Funding to invite prof. Matsuzawa as a key-note lecturer on the conference “Evolutionary Psychology & Primatology” in Amsterdam. Awarded €7.500

 

2014

NWO VENI. “Role of pupil-synchronization in trust. Score: 1.7 (excellent). Starting date: January 2015. Awarded  €250.000

KNAW Conference Grants Fund. Applied for funding to organize the conference “Evolutionary Psychology & Primatology” in Amsterdam. Awarded €3.000

KNAW Dr. J. L. Dobberke Stichting voor Vergelijkende Psychology. The perception of emotional body language in the bonobo. Setting up a psychology lab in ‘de Apenheul’. Awarded €3.630

 

2013

NWO Stimuleringsfonds Open Access Publications. When a smile becomes a fist: The perception of facial and bodily expressions of emotion in violent offenders # 400.04081 Awarded €2.200

Amsterdam Brain Center (ABC). Neural mechanisms underlying pupillary contagion and subsequent development of trust. With C. de Dreu. Awarded €9.000

 

2012

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science BRIDGE-Program. Program to maintain relationships with Japan and continue already established collaborations. Awarded €10.000

KNAW. Dr. J. L. Dobberke Stichting voor Vergelijkende Psychology. The perception of emotions in humans and chimpanzees. Awarded €5.000

 

2011

Foundation for the Fusion Of Science and Technology. The folly of first impressions- getting rid of a cultural bias. In collaboration with Dr. A. Tanaka Awarded €3.500

 

2010

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign researchers. Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University, Japan. Awarded  €20.000

Integrating Cooperation Research Across Europe (INCORE). for participation in the Biology of Social Cognition Cold Spring Harbor Summer School, USA. Awarded €1.000

 

2005

Internship Sydney, Australia

Curatorenfonds, Dr. H. Muller’s Vaderlandsch Fonds, Fundatie v.d. Vrijvrouwe v. Renswoude, Leids Universiteits Fonds, Lustra, Pluspunt Individu, Stichting de Korinthiërs, Scholten-Cordes Fonds. Awarded €10.000

 

2004

Erasmus program. (European exchange program), Paris, France. Awarded €2.000

 

Links

Apenheul Primate Park, an idealistic organization, dedicated heart and soul to primates and their natural habitat. This is where the bonobo project runs.

Cognition Behavior Evolution Network, for scholars working in the fields of evolutionary psychology, behavioral ecology, human biology, primatology, and cultural evolution.

Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, an interfaculty center for interdisciplinary research on brain and cognition.

Nederlandse Vereniging voor Gedragsbiologie, Netherlands Society for Behavioral Biology.

Nederlandse Vereniging voor Psychonomie, Dutch psychonomic society promoting the science of cognition and brain.

Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan, a great institute where I spent nine months studying the chimpanzee.

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