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Chair professor, Maastricht University

Sonja A. Kotz is a cognitive, affective, and translational neuroscientist who investigates the role of prediction in multimodal domains (perception, action, communication, music) in healthy and clinical populations using behavioural and modern neuroimaging techniques (E/MEG, s/fMRI). She holds a Chair in Translational Cognitive Neuroscience at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, heads the section of Neuropsychology, is a Research Associate at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, has multiple honorary and visiting professorships (Manchester & Glasgow Universities, UK; Leipzig University, Germany; Washington D.C., Georgetown University, USA; Montreal, BRAMS, Canada), and is currently the President of the European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. She works for multiple funding agencies in Europe including the ERC as well as a senior editor for leading journals in the field of cognitive neuroscience.