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Prof. André Aleman studied psychology (neuropsychology and psychophysiology) at Utrecht University, where his research was focused on understanding the cognitive basis of hallucinations. He received his PhD cum laude in 2001. In 2006, Aleman was appointed Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry at the University Medical Centre Groningen. Currently, he is Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Center of the Department of Biomedical Sciences of Cells and Systems. In 2015, he was appointed Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Shenzhen, China.
Prof. Aleman has published articles on memory impairment in schizophrenia, the neural basis of auditory verbal imagery, cognitive ageing, and insights into psychosis. His current research interests are related to the neural basis for cognitive and affective disorders in psychosis and depression with an emphasis on apathy, emotion regulation and treatment with non-invasive electromagnetic neurostimulation (TMS). He is also involved in studies into suicidality.