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.



  • Re-Silence grant Horizon-CL4-2021-Human-01-21 (Grant agreement: 101070278)
  • European Research Council (ERC) Synergy grant (Grant agreement 856495; Relevance)
  • Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Proactive Program H2020-EU.1.2.2 (Grant agreement 824160; EnTimeMent)
  • Research and Innovation Program H2020-EU.1.3.1 (Grant agreement 721385; Socrates)
  • Horizon 2020 programme H2020-FETPROACT-2020-2 (grant agreement 101017884; GuestXR)
  • Previous

  • Industrial Leadership Program H2020-EU.1.2.2 (Grant agreement 825079; MindSpaces)
  • Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • European Research Counsel: FP7/2007-2013, ERC grant agreement number 295673 July 2012- March 2018
  • European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant 514 agreement No 645553, ICT DANCE (IA, 2015-2017)
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship grant (no. 703493) to J.Katsyri from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme


Lab members


Marta Poyo Solanas

Marta Poyo Solanas

PhD students

Giuseppe Marazzo

Giuseppe Marrazzo

Vojta Smekal

Vojta Smekal

Juanzhi​ Lu

Juanzhi​ Lu

Baichen Li

Baichen Li

Baichen Li

Jane Chesley

Research assistants

  • Sophie Kühne


Student Research Assistants and Internship Students

  • Zeynep Yenigün






Internship / Thesis Oppotunities

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