Assistant professor

Richard Godijn

Assistant professor

Room: 1E-17


After completing my master's degree in Cognitive Psychology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 1998, I spent a year at the University of Toronto working on attention and eye movements with Jay Pratt. I then returned to the Vrije Universiteit for a PhD degree on eye movement control under supervision of Jan Theeuwes. After receiving my PhD degree in 2003 I spent four years as a postdoc at the Beckman Institute for Science and Technology at the University of Illinois in the research group of Art Kramer. Upon returning to Amsterdam I decided to devote most of my time to teaching. I currently teach courses on perception, attention and memory at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam, the Amsterdam University College, and Webster University in Leiden.

Research interest

My research has mainly focused on attention and eye movements. I have examined the degree to which eye movement are under exogenous and endogenous control and the relationship between attention and eye movements. My current research interests include a wider range of cognitive processes in addition to attention and eye movement control, including perceptual and executive processes as well as memory. I am especially interested in the role of attention in memory as well as the way in which associative processes and familiarity contribute in recognition memory