Donders Centre for Cognition
James Trujillo received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma before moving to the Netherlands and earning a Master’s degree in Neuroscience from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. From 2013 to 2015 he worked as a research assistant at the VU medical center studying cognitive functioning in Parkinson’s disease.
James started his PhD in February of 2015 at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. His work utilizes a multi-modal approach to understand the communicative aspect of gestures, actions and language: how the intent to communicate is perceived at a behavioural level, how this is processed at a neural systems level, and how this dynamic differs in individuals with Autism.