Brain & Cognition Group

Tom de Graaf

7601134[1]Research Interests

Research interests include human vision, visual processing in the human brain, and methods of cognitive neuroscience. These interests have led to studies on the role of early visual cortex in visual awareness, the role of higher-order regions in the establishment of visual awareness, the relevance of oscillations for vision, and in general anything that sounds cool. Methods used include TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation), MEG (magneto-encephalography), fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging), and good old psychophysics. Personal interests include sports, food, and lots, lots, lots of books.

Brief Bio

I received my BSc (2006) and MSc (2008) degrees Cum Laude at Maastricht University, the Netherlands.
In 2008 I received a personal grant (“Toptalent”) from the Dutch NWO to study conscious vision in the human brain. I received my PhD Cum Laude from Maastricht University in 2013, under the supervision of Prof Dr. Rainer Goebel and my mentor Prof Dr. Alexander Sack. In 2012 I spent a couple of months in Glasgow as a visiting scholar, working with Prof dr. Gregor Thut.In 2013, I received a personal grant (“Veni”) from the Dutch NWO to continue my studies on conscious vision in the human brain, so I am currently a Post-Doc in Maastricht at the Cognitive Neuroscience Department.The second half of 2013 I spent in beautiful Africa, part of the time at Cornel Ngaleku Children Centre, an amazing orphanage that deserves your support (www.ngaleku.org).
I co-founded project BrainMatters, which you should most definitely check out at www.brainmatters.nl

Teaching

Thesis supervision
Perception and Sensation
Consciousness
Neural Correlates of Consciousness
Brain Stimulation
Research Master Electives

Thesis supervision
Perception and Sensation
Consciousness
Neural Correlates of Consciousness
Brain Stimulation
Research Master Electives

Contact Information

tom.degraaf@maastrichtuniversity.nl
www.tomdegraaf.com

Publications

Link to Pubmed