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dr. P.H. de Vries

Assistant Professor
dr. P.H. de Vries
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When you are a student in the Dutch bachelor program, we can meet already at the start of the academic year, since I teach 'Introduction to Psychology', the course that begins in the first semester.

As a student of the English Program, we can meet in the second year of which I am the coordinator. If you have questions about the structure of the second year (e.g. overlap, lack of cohesion, or schedule), please contact me.  In addition I am the webeditor for the psychology program in the bachelor and master. If you have suggestions for or questions about the psychology website, let me know.

Students of both the Dutch and English program can do their bachelor- or masters thesis with me: the thesis generally takes the form of a series of behavioural experiments based on a model of cognitive process, closely related to my research topics. The methods used and the systematic analysis of processes have a wider scope than cognition. Next to scientific goals they are also very useful for the analysis of numerous societal problems.

You're welcome to do a literature exam on the topic of 'Models of Mind and Brain'. Please consult the list below for a choice of possible titles.

Anderson, M. L. (2014). After phrenology : Neural reuse and the interactive brain. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.

Damasio, A. R. (1999). The feeling of what happens : Body and emotion in the making of consciousness. New York, NY [etc.]: Harcourt Brace.

Damasio, A. R. (2000). Descartes' error : Emotion, reason, and the human brain. New York: Quill.

Deacon, T. W. (1997). The symbolic species - the co-evolution of language and the brain. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

Gazzaniga, M. S. (2012). Who's in charge? : Free will and the science of the brain. London: Robinson.

LeDoux, J. E. (1996). The emotional brain : The mysterious underpinnings of emotional life. New York, N.Y.: Simon & Schuster.

O'Reilly, R. C., & Munakata, Y. (2000). Computational explorations in cognitive neuroscience : Understanding the mind by simulating the brain. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Other titles are possible in mutual agreement.

Last modified:08 July 2019 10.04 a.m.

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Heymans 262
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