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April 2024

Johannes receives the faculty's Open Science Award

The Open Science Award of the Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences was given out for developing the ADAM toolbox, a freely available software toolbox to perform multivariate analysis of EEG data. Thanks selection committee at VU Amsterdam!


March 2024

Simon was interviewed for Dutch Newspaper

Simon was interviewed by Dutch Newspaper
"Het Parool"
about the relationship between stress and performance as highlighted in Lola's PNAS paper.


March 2024

Johannes was interviewed for kids TV 

Johannes was interviewed about hypnosis for kids science TV show "Proefkonijnen" (guinea pigs). You can watch the English subtitled fragment here or the full episode here.

October 2023

Two PNAS publications

This year we had not one but two PNAS publications. Very proud of Nico and Lola who did all the hard work on these projects.

November 2022

Simon receives an ERC consolidator grant 

We are happy to be able to consolidate our work on the neural mechanisms of consciousness! The project starts in September 2023


September 2022

Johannes receives a Templeton ARC grant

We are thankful that the Templeton Foundation funds developing a valid statistical framework for establishing unconscious cognition.

The project starts in October 2023


July 2022

The Conscious Brain Lab organizes ASSC 25

We are super proud to have organized ASSC 25 in Amsterdam. The conference was a huge success. You can still watch the Great Consciousness Debate here.

Animation new eLife paper! 

June 2022

See here a 7 minute animation made by about the paper by Stijn Nuiten and colleagues, recently accepted in eLife. If you have any questions regarding the paper please contact us. If you also want to make such an animation of your work go to!

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Congratulations to Valeria!

January 20 2020

Valeria Mongelli receives her doctoral degree! Congratuations to Valeria!


ABC grant for Maartje de Jong: New CBL member!!

May 2019

Maartje de Jong receives ABC talent grant and joins the Conscious Brain Lab to perform 7T fMRI pharmacological studies on conscious perception!

Congratulations Maartje!


Congratulations to Erik!

March 25 2019

Erik received his PhD on March 25!


Congratulations to Camile!

November 28 2018

Camile Correa defended her thesis in the Agnietenkapel in Amsterdam!

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ASSC 20 in Krakow!

July 2018

It was great!

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Congratulations Josipa!

Josipa Alilovic received her PhD doctoral degree on July 2 2021!

Upcoming talks

by members of the lab

January 2020

Interactions between top-down expectations and conscious report

Simon van Gaal presents at UCL (hosted by Steve Fleming) and Goldsmiths (hosted by Daniel Yon)

June 2019

Subjective and objective measures in consciousness research

Johannes Fahrenfort will present at a symposium on ASSC in London Ontaria: "Bridging models of perceptual decision-making and consciousness

May 23 2019

Subjective and objective measures in consciousness research

Johannes Fahrenfort gives a talk at the psychology department of the University of Vienna on May 23 2019.

April 29 2019

Consciousness: where do we stand?

Simon van Gaal gives a talk at Utrecht University

April 18 2019

A high-level attentional bottleneck

Stijn Nuiten gives a talk at the Netherlands institute for Neuroscience (on the Amsterdam Vision Meeting)

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