Prof. Jan Theeuwes, Ph.D.

Ehemaliger Visiting Fellow

VU Amsterdam


Jan Theeuwes is a Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the VU Amsterdam, director of the Institute Brain and Behavior Amsterdam (iBBA) and visiting professor at the William James Research Center in Lisboa. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Experimental Psychology. From 1988 until 1998 he worked at TNO Human Factors conducting applied research on traffic safety. He became full professor in 1999 in Amsterdam. In 2010 he was elected into the prestigious Royal Dutch Academy of Science (KNAW). He was the president of ESCOP from 2016-2018. His work has been supported by several grants including two Advanced ERC grants, one in 2012 on reward processing and one in 2019 on statistical learning.

He is a Visiting Fellow in July 2022 in the context of the CAS Research Group „Handling Visual Distraction" led by Prof. Dr. Hermann Müller.