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Jerome Siegel

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 2017, the Frijda Chair is rewarded to Jerome Siegel, who has deepened our understanding of sleep in both healthy individuals and people with sleep disorders, while also providing insights in its evolution. Jerome Siegel will hold the Frijda Lecture on this topic during the ABC Symposium in De Brakke Grond on June 30.

 


Earlier recipients of the Frijda Chair:

 

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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