Beatrice De Gelder

Beatrice De Gelder

Professor, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

Short Bio

Beatrice de Gelder is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and a member of the Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre (M-BIC).   Prior to her current assignments, she was a Senior Scientist at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Harvard University. She received an MA in Philosophy, an MA in Experimental Psychology and a PhD in Philosophy from Louvain University in Belgium. Her current research focuses on face and body recognition and, recently, on the neuroscience of art. Her research has resulted in over 250 peer-reviewed articles and 25 invited chapters. She has authored or co-authored four professional books including her book on “Emotions and the Body”, Oxford University Press (2016). Popular contributions include an invited article in Scientific American expanding on the broad impact of her work on unconscious vision (2010, updated in 2017) and in July 2011, Discovery Channel Science covered her work on nonconscious vision in the program “Through the Wormhole.” She serves on the editorial board of several professional journals and is/has been a member of several advisory panels of the European Commission for FET,  ICT and ERC programs, and the NIH and NSF. She was the recipient of an ERC grant in 2012 and co-recipient of an ERC Synergy grant in 2019. 

Research themes

Face and body recognition and the neuroscience of art.


Last update: 25/02/2021