Kobe Desender

I am a research professor at the Brain and Cognition research unit at KU Leuven . In my research, I study the computational and neural underpinnings of decision confidence (i.e., metacognition) and their relation to regulatory behavior (i.e., cognitive control). During my post-doc, I was an FWO [PEGASUS]² Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow, working in the lab of Tobias Donner (UKE, Hamburg) and the lab of Tom Verguts (Ugent).




Academic Career
2020-current: Assistant Professor (KU Leuven)
2017-2020: FWO [PEGASUS]² Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow (UKE, Hamburg)
2012-2016: FWO-aspirant (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Research visits
2015: Stay in the lab of dr. Nick Yeung (Oxford University, Great-Britain).
2013: Stay in the lab of dr. Gethin Hughes (University of Essex, Great-Britain).
2011-2012: Internship with dr. Andrea Kiesel and dr. Wilfried Kunde (Würzburg, Germany)

2020: Francqui Start-Up Grant
2020: nominated for the EOS pipet 2020.
2018: Winner of the BAPS Best PhD Thesis in Psychology Award (1000€)
2014: Winner of the ESCOP Early Career Publication Award (1000€).