Harold Bekkering

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials H.
Main position Hoogleraar RU
Disciplines Psychology
Chair Sociocognitive Neuroscience
Domain Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Law
Membership Member
Since 2016
Member of Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Law
Employed by Donders Instituut
Spinoza Building, Building B, First Floor
Montessorilaan 3
6525 HR Nijmegen
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Bekkering investigates which mechanisms in the brain are decisive for human interaction. How do we arrive at goal-directed actions and how do we influence others in that regard?

His research is wide-ranging and he has done pioneering work on such subjects as imitation, learning, language, social cognition, robotics, social cooperation and cognitive development. His research makes use of both traditional psychological methods and neuroscientific techniques.