I obtained master degrees in philosophy and psychology, and received my PhD in 1995 at the Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I am professor (Societal Implications of Artificial Intelligence) at the dpt. of Artificial Intelligence, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

My research focuses on the implications of Cognitive neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence for society and human self-understanding. I investigate the ethical and societal implications of research in, and the ensuing technologies of, CNS and AI, such as Robotics, Brain-Computer Interfacing, and Deep Brain Stimulation. I am particularly interested in the integration of empirical work (i.e. experimentation, computational modeling, and robotics) with philosophical issues regarding knowledge, identity, agency, responsibility and intelligent behavior. I have published in journals such as Nature: Biotechnology, Science and Engineering Ethics, American Journal of Bioethics, Neuroethics, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience and Journal of Social Robotics.

I teach in bachelor and master programs of Artificial Intelligence Cognitive Neuroscience, and Psychology. I have often given courses abroad (e.g. University of the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and University of Trento, Italy).

Regularly I give presentations to general, non-scientific, audiences on a variety of topics within Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Neuroscience (e.g. on free will, ethics, consciousness, implications of AI and neurotechnology, etc.).

Several of my presentations can be found on YouTube, for instance on Brainreading and mental privacy, Super ethics vs super intelligence, and (in Dutch) Waarom we nog niet klaar zijn voor robots