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David Amadeus Vogelsang


Dr. D.A. Vogelsang
+31 71 527 2727

Short CV

David Amadeus Vogelsang received his BA degree from Maastricht University and his MSc degree from Leiden University. He obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Jon Simons. During his PhD, he examined how people use strategic control processes to encode information into long-term memory using a variety of neuroimaging techniques, such as EEG and fMRI. He subsequently started as a post-doctoral researcher in the lab of Professor Mark D’Esposito at UC Berkeley, focusing on cognitive control processes that are engaged during learning and memory. In particular, his research focused on the role neuromodulators, such as dopamine, and neural oscillations, such as theta and alpha, play in cognitive control. He also has an interest in the way cognitive neuroscience and artificial intelligence can complement each other. He joined the faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Leiden University in August 2020.


My primary research interest involves the cognitive control functions that enable flexible and intelligent behaviour. I use a wide-range of analysis methods, such as fMRI, EEG and TMS, and used these methods to test hypotheses about the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying cognitive control and memory. I am also interested in the way cognitive neuroscience and artificial intelligence can complement each other.


  •    Cognitive Neuroscience
  •    Cognitive Neuroscience for AI
  •    Evidence based cognitive enhancement
  •    Applied Cognitive Psychology
  •    Perception, Attention and Decision-making

Relevant Links


  • Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
  • Instituut Psychologie
  • Cognitieve Psychologie

Work address

Pieter de la Court
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2A48



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