Sander Nieuwenhuis

Professor Sander Nieuwenhuis, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience of Decision Making at Institute of Psychology, Leiden University
Sander Nieuwenhuis

Sander Nieuwenhuis is full professor in the Cognitive Psychology Unit. During his PhD (1997-2001) at the University of Amsterdam he started his research line on the role of the prefrontal cortex in cognitive control. He was visiting research fellow at Cambridge University and postdoc at Princeton University and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam before he joined Leiden University in 2006. At Princeton University, he started his second research line on the role of the noradrenergic system in human cognition. He has published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, including several benchmark reviews, and various contributions to Science and Nature Neuroscience. Together, these publications have yielded over 4000 citations (h-factor = 33). His research contributions have been awarded with NWO VENI and VIDI grants, an ERC Starting Independent Investigator Grant, and three prestigious international young investigator awards.

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