Prof. dr. Johan Bolhuis

Prof. dr. Johan Bolhuis

Experimental Psychology
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Johan J. Bolhuis is full professor of Cognitive Neurobiology at Utrecht University. He obtained his PhD in Zoology (cum laude) at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and at the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK. He was Visiting Professor at the Department of Zoology, University of Salzburg (Austria) and Associate Professor at the Institute of Biology, Leiden University, The Netherlands. He was appointed full professor at Utrecht University in 2001, the same year that he received the Dutch Zoology Prize. In addition, he is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, where he teaches during Michaelmas term, as well as Honorary Fellow of St. Catharine's College Cambridge.


I am Editor-in-Chief of Behavioural Processes. My main research interests are in the behavioural, neural and cognitive mechanisms of language, learning, memory and development. In particular, my current research is concerned with the neural mechanisms of birdsong memory, and the neurocognitive parallels between birdsong, speech and language. In addition, I have a theoretical interest in the relationship between evolution, cognition, and the brain.



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Cognitive Neurobiology
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