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    5037 AB Tilburg


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Research interests

Prof. dr. Max Louwerse is Professor Cognitive Psychology and Artificial Intelligence in the Department of Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence at Tilburg University. He received his PhD in Linguistics (University of Edinburgh) and worked at the University of Memphis as Full Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Intelligent Systems, where he also worked as Director. Louwerse published over 120 articles in journals, proceedings and books in cognitive science, computational linguistics, and  psycholinguistics (text and discourse, multimodal communication, embodied cognition, medical informatics, and spatio-temporal models) and holds two patents.

In the United States he was involved as a Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator in projects totaling almost 10 million dollar funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Institute of Education Sciences. In the Netherlands he serves as Co-Principal Investigator in the 12 million euro project Campione (33 partners) investigating training in virtual reality and as Principal Investigator on the 7 million euro project VIBE (13 partners) developing virtual conversational humans for health care.

Louwerse was founder of the DAF Technology Lab, the virtual and mixed reality lab on the Tilburg University campus, was involved in setting up the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science ( and is co-founder of Mind Labs (

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External positions

Author (Prometheus Publishing)

1 Nov 20191 Aug 2020

Member Advisory Panel (Mens en Luchtvaart)

1 May 2019 → …

Steering committee (Smart Industry)

1 May 2016 → …

Scientific Committee (Fryske Akademy)

13 Jul 2013 → …

Associate editor journal cognitive science (Wiley Publishing)

1 Jul 2012 → …


  • Language Psychology
  • Language
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Cognitive Science
  • Psychology
  • Computer Linguistics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cognition
  • Language Technology
  • Computer Simulation
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Computer Models

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Research Output 1997 2019

Brain Activity Reflects Sense of Presence in 360° Video for Virtual Reality

Tjon, D., Tinga, A., Alimardani, M. & Louwerse, M., 2019, Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Information Systems Development.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Surveys and Questionnaires

Explanation versus prediction: Statistical differences in detecting fraudulent events do not necessarily have predictive power

Tinga, A., Kuperus, W., Carvalho, M. B. & Louwerse, M., 2019, Proceedings of the 41th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society. p. 2975-2980

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Generating Facial Expression Data: Computational and Experimental Evidence

Vaitonyte, J., Blomsma, P. A., Alimardani, M. & Louwerse, M. M., 1 Jul 2019, IVA 2019 - Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 94-96 3 p. (IVA 2019 - Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Markov processes
Learning systems

Non-invasive neurophysiological measures of learning: A meta-analysis

Tinga, A., de Back, T. & Louwerse, M., Apr 2019, In : Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 99, p. 59-89

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
3 Downloads (Pure)

Respiratory Biofeedback Does Not Facilitate Lowering Arousal in Meditation Through Virtual Reality

Tinga, A. M., Nyklíček, I., Jansen, M. P., de Back, T. T. & Louwerse, M. M., 2019, In : Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. 44, 1, p. 51-59

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
Sensory Feedback

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Oral presentation

Keeping those words in mind (inaugural speech)

M.M. Louwerse (Speaker)
14 May 2014

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific