CogniTalks 2020 is being postponed amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Keep in touch for the new date here and in our Facebook Event.

What is CogniTalks?

Millions of euros of public funding go into exploring the great frontier of cognition, yet most scientists never translate their research to the society that has made their work possible. 

Cognitalks is built on the notion that scientists must do better in communicating their groundbreaking research to society. For this reason, once a year we invite some of the most exciting and inspiring cognitive (neuro)scientists to share their latest research with the general public in bite sized 20 minutes presentations.

Four outstanding cognitive (neuro)scientists will be sharing their most recent, inspiring and relevant research. After the talks, you’ll have the chance to meet the speakers personally and discuss their ideas at the bar of Pakhuis de Zwijger.

Our speakers for CogniTalks 2020:

  • Suzanne Oosterwijk, Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Psychology at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on morbid curiosity, the desire to explore highly negative stimuli.
  • Stefan van der Stigchel, Professor of Cognitive Psychology at the Department of Experimental Psychology at the Utrecht University. He studies visual attention, and he is the Principal Investigator of the ‘AttentionLab’.
  • Alexander Genevsky, Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research focuses on the social and emotional influences that shape consumer decisions and behavior.
  • Fleur Bouwer, Postdoctoral Researcher in the cognitive neuroscience of music at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on how the human brain can make sense of music.

Are you interested in being our sponsor for CogniTalks 2020 and be advertised in our event? Get in touch with us in and we will be happy to discuss the various possibilities.