Honorary Frijda Chair

Wolf Singer

Wolf Singer

Date: June 30

Time: 19:00 – 20:00 hrs

Location: De Balie, Amsterdam

Wolf Singer is Emeritus Professor of Neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and the Ernst-Strungmann Institute for Neuroscience in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His research aim is to elucidate the neuronal processes of higher cognitive performance, such as in the case of visual perception, in memory, or in other ways of cognition. Prof. Singer is internationally known for his research and reflections on the physiological basis of attention and identification procedures, and is widely recognized and a leader in the field of cognitive neuroscience.

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.

 

Earlier recipients of the Frijda Chair:
 

2021 | David Huron

Ohio State University, USA

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2020 | Ulman Lindenberger

Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany

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2019 | Greg Siegle

University of Pittsburgh, USA

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2018 | Brian Knutson

Stanford University, USA

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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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