Van den Broek, prof. P.W. (Paul)

  • Full professor
  • Cognitive and neurobiological foundations of learning and teaching

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3391
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Pedagogische Wetenschappen, Onderwijsstudies
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 4A47
Personal Homepage:​

For an overview of the publications of Professor van den Broek visit the Brain and Education Lab - Publications.


  • Reading (comprehension)
  • Landscape
  • Learning
  • Cognition
  • Neurobiological foundations


Paul van den Broek is professor of Education Sciences at Leiden University and professor in cognitive sciences at the University of Minnesota, USA. He received his PhD in 1985 from the University of Chicago, and has been on the faculty at the University of Minnesota since 1987 and in Leiden since 2008.

In his research, Paul and his collaborators examine the cognitive and neurological structures and processes involved in learning and reading, from early childhood to adulthood. The goals of the research programme are to identify such structures and processes and their development –both when they succeed and when they fail-, and to derive implications for effective diagnostic and intervention tools.

CV Paul Van den Broek


Last Modified: 09-02-2016