My research activities mainly focus on the combined use of TMS and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in the field of social neuroscience and language production. A second research focus includes a translational neuroscience approach in which non-invasive brain stimulation techniques (NIBS) are applied in a clinical setting for the treatment of neuropsychiatric and neurological patients.
I studied Psychology (2005) at Maastricht University with a specialization in Neuropsychology. I completed my PhD thesis at Maastricht University on “What and where in brain stimulation” (2010), focusing on optimizing the spatial and temporal accuracy of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in cognitive studies under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Niels Schiller and Prof. Dr. Alexander Sack. After having worked as a Postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, in the Vision Awareness & Cognition lab, I am now working in the lab as an Assistant Professor.
Head of Education Committee
Board of admission member Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience
Course coordinator of:
Consciousness (2nd year Bachelor)
Methods of deactivation (1st year Research Master Cognitive Neuroscience)
Psychology meets Neuroscience meets Economics (1st year Research Master Neuroeconomics)
Supervising numerous Bachelor’s and Master’s theses
Mentor for Bachelor and Master students