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Collaborations

 International Collaborations

Prof. Bart Boets

KU Leuven

Belgium

Dr. Marco Brambilla

University of Milan

Italy

Prof. Marco Tamietto

University of Turin

Italy

Dr. Ivan Norscia

University of Turin

Italy

Dr. Roberta Sellaro

University of Padova

Italy

Prof. Lola Canamero

CY Cergy Paris University

France

Dr. Francois Quesque

University of Lille

France

Dr. Karline Janmaat

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Germany

Dr. Dennis Küster

Jacobs University

Germany

Prof. Thomas Suslow

Universitätsklinikum Leipzig

Germany

Dr. Katja Kcelkebeck

Muenster University Hospital

Germany

Prof. Akihiro Tanaka

Tokyo Woman’s Christian University

Japan

Juan Olvido Perea-García

National University of Singapore

Singapore

Dr. Zanna Clay

Durham University

UK

Dr. Hye Young Kim

London School of Economics and Political Science

UK

Dr. Gosia Gocłowska

University of Bath

UK

Prof. Frans de Waal

Emory University

USA

Dr. Laura Harrison

Caltech University

USA

Dr. Aarun Rundus

West Chester University of PA

USA

National Collaborations

Thomas Bionda, MSc.

Apenheul Primate Park

Dr. Jorg Massen

Utrecht University

Dr. Ruud Hortensius

Utrecht University

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Prof. Carsten de Dreu

Leiden University

Dr. Arko Ghosh

Leiden University

Dr. Henk van Steenbergen

Leiden University

Dr. Ruud Hortensius

Utrecht University

Prof. Carolien Rieffe

Leiden University

Dr. Esther van den Bos

Leiden University

Dr. Antoinette Laarhoven

Leiden University

Dr. Marte Otten

Amsterdam University

Dr. Evin Aktar

Amsterdam University

Prof. Agneta Fischer

Amsterdam University

Dr. Annemie Ploeger

Amsterdam University

Dr. Disa Sauter

Amsterdam University

Dr. Milica Nikolic

Amsterdam University

Prof. Henkjan Honing

Amsterdam University

Prof. Dirk Heylen

University of Twente

Memberships

Cognition Behavior Evolution Network (CBEN) – founder and board member website
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 member website
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Psychonomie (NVP) website
NeuroFederatie Dutch Neurofederation website
Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR) website
Vereniging Voor Vernieuwingsimpuls Onderzoekers (VVViO) website

Fellowships

2018

European Research Council. ERC Starting project. Awarded €1.500.000 

Dutch Science Organization (NWO). VIDI project. Awarded €800.000 

Dutch Science Organization (NWO). ORA project. Awarded €270.000 

Templeton World Charity Organization. Awarded €177.000 

Leiden University. Virtual Reality project.

Orangutan partner preference. For the development of a tool to gain insight into orangutan’s preferences (focus on mate choice). This project is fully supported by the EEP. Primate park Apenheul  invests €40.000 in this project.  Other funders include Dublin and Osnabruck zoos. More funding is expected from other zoos and via crowdfunding.

2017

Leiden University. For Virtual Reality research. Proposal VR pilot study Full body mimicry. With Antoinette Laarhoven and Roberta Sellaro. Awarded €60.900

Leiden University. For Virtual Reality research. Mimicry in high and low socially anxious individuals. An evolutionary perspective. With Esther van den Bos Awarded €43.635

Templeton Foundation. Social intelligence in humans, chimpanzees and bonobos. Awarded €173.691

Koninklijke Academie van Wetenschappen (KNAW)The Cognition, Behavior & Evolution Network (CBEN) Conference 2017. Awarded €4.500

Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES). The Cognition, Behavior & Evolution Network (CBEN) Conference 2017. Awarded €3.000

NWO Stimuleringsfonds Open Access Publications Pupil-mimicry conditions trust in exchange partners: Moderation by oxytocin and group membership. Awarded €2.040

2016

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

New Scientist Competition. I ended third in this competition between Dutch and Flemish researchers born after 1980 from all disciplines. Watch.

KNAW conference grant. “Comparative Affective Science: The Intersection of Biology and Psychology”. Awarded €5.000

Lorenz Center. “Comparative Affective Science: The Intersection of Biology and Psychology”. Awarded €6.250

Stichting Elise Mathilde Fonds and Leidsch Universitair Fonds. The evolutionary roots of discrimination. Awarded €24.999

NWO Stimuleringsfonds Open Access Publications Getting to the bottom of processing behinds in humans and chimpanzees (Pan Troglodytes). The face inversion effect revisited. Awarded €1.373

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

Social anxiety research project, 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.

Gishwati Forest Rwanda, a beautiful site where we study chimpanzees in their natural habitat.

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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