André Aleman (PhD) is Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry at the University Medical Center Groningen (Department of Neuroscience) and the University of Groningen (Department of Psychology), the Netherlands.
He received his masters degree in Psychology (Neuropsychology and Psychophysiology) at Utrecht University in 1997, where he also obtained his PhD (cum laude), in 2001. His current research interests concern the neural underpinnings of cognitive and affective dysfunctions in psychosis and depression, in addition to changes in cognitive brain function during aging. In 2006 he received a European Young Investigator (EURYI) Award (1.2 M euro) from the European Science Foundation. In 2011 and 2012 he received large grants from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research and the European Research Council.
André is a member of the Young Academy of the K.N.A.W. (Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences) and member of the Netherlands Health Council (Gezondheidsraad). He serves as an Academic Editor for PLoS ONE. In total, he has authored more than 140 scientific papers in international journals, which have been cited over 5000 times. Together with Frank Larøi he wrote the book Hallucinations: the science of idiosyncratic perception (American Psychological Association, 2008). He also wrote two books for a general public, one on hallucinations and one on brain aging, the latter was recently published also in German and is being translated into English, French and Hungarian.