Bruno Laeng

Academic Interests

  • Time, Rhythm
  • Ilusory perceptions
  • Mental Imagery, Mental Rotation
  • Visual Attention, Mental Effort
  • Color Vision
  • Synesthesia, Cross-modal Perception
  • Perception of Space, Stereopsis
  • Language and Space-Time, Category specificity
  • Face Perception (Identity, Emotions, Beauty)
  • Music and Emotions, Arousal
  • Eye Tracking, Pupillometry


PSY4303B - Vision and the Brain

Higher education and employment history

Bruno Laeng is professor in Cognitive Neuropsychology. Bachelor/Master in experimental psychology from Universitá La Sapienza (Roma, Italia) and Ph.D. in biological psychology from The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA). He has previously held positions at the University of Bergen, University of Tromsø, University of Guelph (Canada), Harvard University (USA) and he has been a Clinical Research Fellow at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (USA). He is currently faculty member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion (RITMO). In 2018 he has been called to be a member of The Norwegian Academy of Science (Humanities and Social Sciences Division). He has been previously on sabbatical leave and visiting scholar at Columbia University (New York), Sophia University and Senshu University, both in Tokyo (Japan) and with fellowships from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

For Laeng's academic heritage ("neurotree") click here¤  

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  • 2017 - present    RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion: Core Group, University of Oslo
  • 2008 - present    Professor in Psychology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
  • 2006-2010 Adjunct Professor, Institute of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen
  • 2002-2007 Professor in Psychology, University of Tromsø
  • 1997-2002 Associate Professor in Psychology, University of Tromsø
  • 1994-1997 1) Postdoctoral fellow, Psychology (mentor: Dr. S.M. Kosslyn, Ph.D.), Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.;
  •    2) Harvard Medical School Postgraduate in Neurophthalmology, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • 1993-1994 Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology (mentor: Dr. M. Peters, Ph.D.), University of Guelph, Canada
  • 1987-1993 PhD in Psychology (mentors: Dr. C.M. Butter, Ph.D., and Dr. Henry "Gus" Buchtel, Ph.D.), University of Michigan, U.S.A.


  • Called as member of Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi (The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters), 2018 
  • Teaching Award” from Department of Psychology, The University of Tromsø, 2003
  • Young Researcher Award” at The University of Tromsø, 2000
  • “Dignita' di Stampa”, University of Rome, Laurea Summa Cum Laude, 1997  


  • Bruno Laeng is professor in Cognitive Neuropsychology, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo

  • Bruno Laeng is also Board Member of the the JSPS Alumni Club in Norway (ACN) for academic collaboration between Norway and Japan


Tags: Cognitive psychology, Neuroscience, Neuropsychology
Published Sep. 21, 2010 10:01 AM - Last modified May 11, 2021 12:25 PM