Floris de Lange received a MSc degree in Neuropsychology in 2001 and a MSc degree in Artificial Intelligence in 2003, both at the Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands. He then pursued his PhD at the Donders Institute under supervision of Ivan Toni. In 2007 he obtained his PhD degree on the neural mechanisms of motor imagery. He then became a post-doctoral fellow with Stanislas Dehaene at Neurospin, Paris (funded by a NWO-Rubicon grant), where he investigated the neural dynamics of decision making using MEG. In 2009, he re-joined the Donders Institute on a tenure-track position and founded the group "Prediction & Attention". Since 2013 he has a tenured position there as a Principal Investigator (PI). The research focus of his group is on perception and decision making, and how they are shaped by top-down factors like expectation and attention. He receives funding from NWO (VENI, Open Competition, the Brain & Cognition program), and the Templeton Foundation.
Floris de Lange has authored / co-authored >50 empirical papers, of which several in high-impact journals (Nature Neuroscience, Neuron, PLoS Biology), attracting >1,500 citations, and his h-index is 24.