My research interests include perception, attention, and methods in cognitive neuroscience. I primarily investigate the mechanisms underlying spatial attention using non-invasive brain stimulation and functional magnetic resonance imaging. The main goal of my research is to further develop current functional-anatomical models of attentional control. My current projects focus on temporarily disrupting and enhancing attentional processes in healthy volunteers and translating these findings to clinical populations to facilitate rehabilitation after stroke.
I studied at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at Maastricht University. In 2007, I received my Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in Biological Psychology and subsequently followed the Research Master program in Cognitive Neuroscience. In 2009, I received my Master of Science, cum laude, and started my work as a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Alexander Sack and Prof. Elia Formisano at the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Maastricht University. Since the completion of my PhD thesis in 2013, I am working as a post-doctoral research fellow at the same institute.
Co-coordinator of the Bachelor course “Cognitive Neuroscience”
Tutor in various Bachelor courses including “Consciousness”, “Perception”, “Research Practical”
Mentor for Bachelor students