dr. D. (Daniël) Lakens - Expertise

Lakens, dr. D.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Department :
Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
Section :
Human Technology Interaction
Positioncategory :
Assistant Professor (UD)
Position :
Assistant Professor
Room :
IPO 1.33
Tel :
+31 40-247 4581
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Email :

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  • applied statistics
  • behavioral synchrony
  • conceptual thought
  • Research methods



Daniel Lakens is an experimental psychologist working at the Human-Technology interaction group at Eindhoven University of Technology, and received his PhD from Utrecht University in 2010. He works how to researchers can design informative studies, reward structures in science, and applied statistics. His main lines of empirical research focus on conceptual thought, similarity, and meaning. Lakens is funded until 2022 by a VIDI grant from NWO on a project that aims to improve the reliability and efficiency of psychological science. He teaches an online MOOC ‘Improving Your Statistical Inferences’, and won a Teacher of the Year award at Eindhoven University of Technology in 2014. He has given over 40 workshops on open science and improving research practices, co-edited a special issue consisting of pre-registered replication studies with Brian Nosek that appeared in 2014, and convinced the Dutch science funder NWO to start a pilot project with grants dedicated to replication research.