Eveline Crone, developmental psychologist, neuroscientist and Academic Lead of Healthy Start, has been awarded the Distinguished NIAS-Lorentz Fellowship 2023/24 for her research on curiosity. During her Fellowship, which starts September 2023, she aims to unravel how changes in curiosity occur and what factors facilitate opportunities for curiosity in the individual and in biological, social and societal domains.
Eveline aims to develop a new theory about transitions in curiosity. She will further delve into traditional cognitive scientific approaches and combine them with new methods, in line with the ambitions of Healthy Start. Crone’s research will examine how curiosity is important for taking social responsibility and for adapting quickly to different contexts.
She will conduct the research at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) in Amsterdam, followed by a workshop at the Lorentz Center in Leiden. Together, these institutions established the Fellowship to promote innovative interdisciplinary research.