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Brian Knutson
Brian Knutson

The Frijda Chair is named after Nico Frijda (1927-2015), who was emeritus professor of Psychology at the University of Amsterdam and a pioneer of cognitive science in the Netherlands. Each year, the Amsterdam Brain and Cognition center at his alma mater awards this chair to a prominent researcher in the field of brain and cognitive sciences, on the basis of outstanding interdisciplinary achievements.

In 2018, the Frijda Chair is rewarded to Brian Knutson. He is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Stanford University. His research focuses on the neural basis of emotional experience and expression. He will hold the Frijda Lecture during the ABC Symposium in Amsterdam on June 28.

 

 


Earlier recipients of the Frijda Chair:

 

2017 | Jerome Siegel

Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, USA

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2016 | Josh Tenenbaum

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

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2015 | Mark T. Wallace

Vanderbilt Brain Institute

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2014 | Micheal Meaney

McGill University, Canada.

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2013 | Christine van Broeckhoven

University of Antwerp, Belgium

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2012 | Kevin LaBar

Duke University, USA

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2011 | Adele Diamond

University of British Columbia, Canada

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2010 | Ernst Fehr

University of Zürich, Switzerland

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2009 | Christof Koch

California Institute of Technology, USA

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2008 | James McClelland

Stanford University, USA

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2007 | Harald Clahsen

University of Essex, UK

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2006 | Annette Karmiloff-Smith

University College London, UK

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2005 | Michael Tomasello

Max Planck, Leipzig, Germany

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2004 | Richard Morris

University of Edinburgh, UK

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2003 | Keith Stenning

University of Edinburgh, UK

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