The consciousness and decision-making lab

The consciousness and decision-making lab is based at the Universtity of Amsterdam (Psychology department) and is headed by Dr. Simon van Gaal. In the lab we study the neural correlates of consciousness and the role of consciousness in cognitive control and decision-making using various neuroimaging techniques (e.g., EEG, functional and structural MRI, MEG). Hopefully, this will eventually contribute to a better understanding of the neural mechanisms and potential function of consciousness. 

Here you can find information about ongoing research projects, open positions (jobs/training) people in the labalumni of the lab, and you can download publications.


Paper accepted in 
Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
Boot, N., Baas, M., van Gaal, S., Cools R. & de Drue, C.W.K. 
Creative Cognition and Dopaminergic Modulation of Fronto-striatal Networks: Integrative Review and Research Agenda. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews (in press).

Postdoc Andres Canales-Johnson joins the lab soon!

Simon van Gaal received an ERC Starting Grant (1.5 millon euros)

Postdoc Jolien Francken joins the lab soon!

Postdoc Matthew Weaver joins the UvA/Vu team from May 2016.

Paper accepted in Neuroimage