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Jurriaan Witteman

Assistant professor

Dr. J. Witteman
+31 71 527 8031

Jurriaan Witteman is a Lecturer at the Centre for Linguistics. He is a a cognitive neuroscientist interested in the neural basis of speech perception. He uses neuro-imaging and meta-science methods (meta-analysis, replication) to study these topics and adopt an Open Science approach.

More information about Jurriaan Witteman

Fields of interest

  • Cognitive neuroscience of language
  • Meta-science
  • Open science


I am specialized in the cognitive neuroscience of prosody perception, using neuroimaging and meta-science methods (replication, meta-analysis).

Grants and awards

  • Keetje Hodshon Prize for the best dissertation in Linguistics in the Netherlands (2017)
  • NWO Open Competition XS grant (2023)  

Curriculum vitae

2017-present Assistant professor at Leiden University Centre for Linguistics  
2015-2017 Lecturer at Leiden University Centre for Linguistics
2012-2015 Project coordinator at Dutch institute for Alcohol Policy
2014 PhD in cognitive neuroscience of language. Cum Laude.
2007-2012 PhD-candidate at Leiden University
2005-2007 Research Assistant at the Psychiatry and Neurosurgery department of Utrecht University medical centre
2005 MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University Of Amsterdam. Cum Laude.

Key publications

  • Witteman J., IJzendoorn M.H. van, Rilling J.K., Bos P.A., Schiller N.O. & Bakermans-Kranenburg M.J. (2019), Towards a neural model of infant cry perception, Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 99: 23-32.
  • Witteman J., Heuven V.J. van & Schiller N.O. (2012), Hearing feelings: A quantitative meta-analysis on the neuroimaging literature of emotional prosody perception, Neuropsychologia 50(12): 7257-7263.
  • Witteman J., Van IJzendoorn M.H., Velde D.J. van de, Heuven V.J. van & Schiller N.O. (2011), The nature of hemispheric specialization for linguistic and emotional prosodic perception: A meta-analysis of the lesion literature, Neuropsychologia 49(13): 3722-3738.

Assistant professor

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics
  • LUCL Taalwetenschap

Work address

Reuvensplaats 3-4
2311 BE Leiden
Room number 1.48



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