Prof. F.P. de Lange (Floris)

Professor - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Principal Investigator - Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
Principal Investigator - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

Prof. F.P. de Lange (Floris)
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Kapittelweg 29

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Postbus 9101

Perception and decision-making are not automatic processes, but strongly shaped by internal brain states, which incorporate our goals, attention, expectations, and knowledge about the world. The mechanisms by which these “top-down factors” affect perception, cognition, and behavior are still largely unknown. Where do the neuronal top-down signals come from? How do they change communication between sensory and decision-related brain regions? And how do these factors affect our perception and decision-making? These questions are the focus of investigation of our group. We use behavioural and neuroimaging methods (MEG, fMRI, TMS) in the healthy and pathological brain to examine how percepts and decisions are shaped by what we expect (prediction) and deem relevant (attention).

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How we perceive the world around us, and how we make choices, is strongly influenced by brain processes. Our objectives, attention, expectations and prior knowledge, all play an important role in this context. Floris de Lange studies the brain mechanisms that underlie these phenomena.