11 October 2019

Prestigious European research grant for Beatrice de Gelder

How do our brains process other people’s body language? To answer this question, Professor Beatrice de Gelder (FPN, Cognitive Neuroscience) and two colleagues from Germany and Belgium will take a fresh look at how the brain deals with biological information. The European Research Council (ERC) is to award 8.7 million euros to this ambitious research project today. Professor De Gelder will receive a grant of almost three million euros. It is the first time that an ERC Synergy Grant has been awarded to a researcher at Maastricht University (UM).

By: Loraine Bodewes (photography)