Tilburg University professor in psychonomics Beatrice de Gelder has been awarded a prestigious European grant of 2.5 million euros for research on emotions and body language.
“In contrast with an overwhelming number of studies on facial expressions, very little research has been devoted to how emotions are expressed by the whole body and its actions in the real world”, De Gelder says. Her research proposal combines neuropsychology and emotion research with normal and unique patient populations. It will apply innovative combinations of physiological and multimodal imaging methods (EEG/MEG and fMRI, EMG and TMS) and novel technologies like IVR and contribute to adapting immersive virtual reality tools for research and application.
It is the first time that a Tilburg University researcher receives an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. Other Dutch researchers who earlier have received the grant are, among others, Victor Lammer (Amsterdam) and Rainer Goebel (Maastricht).