The Brain and Emotion Laboratory consists of senior and junior researchers as well as young PhD-students. Extensive collaborations exist with several laboratories.


Beatrice de Gelder

Group Leader


Professor Beatrice de Gelder holds degrees in both Philosophy and Psychology, and received her PhD in 1972 from the University of Louvain, Belgium. She began her academic career teaching Philosophy of Science, first in Leiden and then in Tilburg. In the mid nineties de Gelder changed her field of interest to Cognitive Science. She is currently professor in the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Neuroscience and Psychology, Maastricht University. Her main interests lies in the 4 topics below:

  1. Non-conscious recognition in patients with cortical damage.
  2. Emotional expression in whole bodies.
  3. Face recognition and its deficits.
  4. Multisensory perception and the interaction between auditory and visual processes.

More information can be found here and here.


Tel. +31 43 3881437.

E-mail: b.degelder@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Room 3.009, Oxfordlaan 55, 6229 EV Maastricht, The Netherlands.


Lab members


PhD students

  • Wim van de Riet
  • Minye Zhan
  • Tahnée Engelen
  • Marta Poyo Solanas

Lab Manager

  • Jeannette Boschma

Student Research Assistants and Internship Students

  • Joëlle Schroën
  • Elif Sena Ergin







  • Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • European Research Counsil: FP7/2007-2013, ERC grant agreement number 295673


Internship / Thesis Oppotunities

There are opportunities to complete a thesis or an internship. Students who are interested can contact Beatrice de Gelder.