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Dr. Floris de Lange is now Prof. Floris de Lange

On November 23, 2018, Floris gave his inaugural lecture: Ceci n’est pas une pipe. During this lecture, he discussed, among other things: the key ingredients of a predictive brain, why we don’t hallucinate our thoughts, how expectations filter our...

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Paper published in Current Biology

When we remember or imagine a visual experience, the visual cortex is engaged to simulate visual details of the experience we are thinking about. In our recent laminar fMRI study, we examined how signals in visual cortex that occur during visual working...

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Congratulations dr. Lüttke!

Claudia Lüttke successfully defended her thesis "What you see is what you hear: Visual influences on auditory speech perception". In a conversation we do not only effortlessly translate soundwaves into words and sentences, but we also use the oral...

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International premiere for ‘The Prediction Machine’

The Prediction machine is a documentary about the work done in our lab, made by Marleine van der Werf in collaboration with Floris de Lange. It was an opening film at last year's Inscience festival. Recently it premiered internationally at Imagine Science festival in...

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Paper accepted in Royal Society Open Science

Every day we translate the sound waves of speech into meaningful words and sentences. When we do that, we categorize ambiguous sounds into discrete percepts (e.g. phonemes /b/ and /d/). Different speakers can pronounce phonemes differently, but our brain...

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Opening the black decoding box

By Pim Mostert Neural decoding, or multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA), is an advanced analysis technique that has steadily gained in popularity over the past decade. However, I have the impression that these analyses are often treated as black boxes: it...

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Paper accepted in The Journal of Neuroscience

Curiosity is one of our most fundamental biological drives and it is important for many things we do in our everyday life. Imagine for example that you hear your phone beep in your pocket. Probably, you will feel the urge to check the message right away,...

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Eelke Spaak returns to the Donders Institute

It has been a couple of months since post-doctoral researcher Eelke Spaak returned to the Donders Institute. High time for an introduction! Can you tell us about your return to the Predictive Brain Lab? It is indeed not the first time I’ve been here! I did my PhD...

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Predictive Brain Lab at NVP Winterconference

Last week the Predictive Brain Lab visited the NVP Winterconference 2017 held by the Dutch Society for Psychonomics (Nederlandse Vereniging Voor Psychonomie). It is a biannual event where over 300 (mainly Dutch) researchers in the field of experimental...

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Annelinde Vandenbroucke says goodbye to the lab

Post-doctoral researcher Annelinde Vandenbroucke is, sadly leaving the Donders Institute. We said goodbye to our dear colleague and asked her about her time in the Predictive Brain Lab.   When did you join the Predictive Brain Lab?   I officially joined the Predictive...

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Paper accepted in Journal of Neuroscience

In a series of three experiments, we investigated the relationship between expectations and conscious perception. By manipulating stimulus expectations within the attentional blink paradigm, we were able to show that valid stimulus expectations increase the likelihood...

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Paper accepted in NeuroImage

Albers AM, Meindertsma T, Toni I, de Lange FP (2017). Decoupling of BOLD amplitude and pattern classification of orientation-selective activity in human visual cortex. NeuroImage, in...

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