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Dr Bianca De Haan
Associate Dean (Student Experience) / Senior Lecturer


Cognitive (neuro)psychologist/neuroscientist, who studies selective attention in various populations.

I completed a combined BSc/MSc in Psychology at the State University of Groningen in The Netherlands. In 2002, I relocated to the UK to do a PhD at the University of Nottingham. This was followed by a 12-year stint at the University of Tuebingen in Germany, first as a postdoc and ultimately as a research group leader. In August 2017, I moved back to the UK to join the Division of Psychology at Brunel University


  • PhD Psychology (University of Nottingham, 2007)
  • Combined BSc/MSc Psychology (State University Groningen, 2001)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA, 2018)


  • Psychology Divisional Tutor
  • Associate Dean (Student Experience)
  • Lead of Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience's (CCN) Neurodegeneration Research Group (CCN-NRG)
  • Member of Senate

Newest selected publications

Mock, N., Balzer, C., Gutbrod, K., De Haan, B., Jäncke, L., Ettlin, T. and et al. (2022) 'Lesion-symptom mapping corroborates lateralization of verbal and nonverbal memory processes and identifies distributed brain networks responsible for memory dysfunction'. Cortex, 153. pp. 178 - 193. ISSN: 0010-9452 Open Access Link

Journal article

Scharf, A-C., Gronewold, J., Todica, O., Moenninghoff, C., Doeppner, T., de Haan, B., et al. (2022) 'Evolution of Neuropsychological Deficits in First-Ever Isolated Ischemic Thalamic Stroke and Their Association With Stroke Topography: A Case-Control Study'. Stroke, 53 (6). pp. 1904 - 1914. ISSN: 0039-2499 Open Access Link

Journal article

Ghelfi, E., Christopherson, CD., Urry, HL., Lenne, RL., Legate, N., Fischer, MA., et al. (2020) 'Reexamining the effect of gustatory disgust on moral judgment: A multi-lab direct replication of Eskine, Kacinik, and Prinz (2011)'. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 3 (1). pp. 3 - 23. ISSN: 2515-2459 Open Access Link

Journal article

Prass, M. and de Haan, B. (2019) 'Multi-target attention and visual short-term memory capacity are closely linked in the intraparietal sulcus'. Human Brain Mapping, 40 (12). pp. 3589 - 3605. ISSN: 1065-9471 Open Access Link

Journal article

Karnath, H-O., Sperber, C., Wiesen, D. and de Haan, B. (2019) 'Lesion-behaviour mapping in cognitive neuroscience: A practical guide to univariate and multivariate approaches.', inNeuromethods. Humana Press, Totowa. , 151. pp. 209 - 238. ISBN 13: 9781493999477.

Book chapter
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