Curriculum Vitae

Latest version always here: 2014

Curriculum Vitae


EMPLOYMENT back to top

2012 - presentPhD candidate (AiO) Leiden University
FSW, Cognitive Psychology.
  • Promotor: Bernhard Hommel. Supervisor: Guido Band.
  • Funded by NWO Open Competition PhD project
  • Topic: Human enhancement; Can games make the brain young?
2012 - 2012Research Assistant Brown University
CLPS, Serre Lab.
  • Six month research assistant position.
  • Project: computational modelling of human virtual navigation
2009 - 2012Student-assistant Leiden University
FSW, section Methods and Statistics.
  • SPSS instructor for: "Introduction Methods and Statistics",
    "Testing Statistics", "Psychometrics", "Experimental and
    Correlational Research" and "Multivariate Data Analysis".
2010 - 2010KNAW Research-assistant, Leiden University
FSW, section Cognitive Psychology.
  • Supervised by Guido Band, funded by
    the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
  • Project: Stimulation of beneficial brain
    waves through Binaural Beat presentation.
2008 - 2009Student-assistant Leiden University
FSW, section Cognitive Psychology.
  • Revision and extension of the preparatory module:
    “Psychology for VWO-students”, 2009.
  • Instructor for “Psychology for VWO-students”, 2008.


2010Research Internship: Computational Vision
Brown University, RI (USA), CLPS, Serre Lab
(appr. total € 2700)


currentLeiden Institute for Brain and Cognition LIBC
Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • PhD student membership
currentSociety for Psychophysiological Research
Madison, USA.
  • Student membership

COMMITTEES back to top

2013 - presentLeiden PhD Association LEO, board member
Leiden University
  • Chief Editor of biannual magazine "Thesis"
2007 - 2011Labyrint Leiden, Study Association of Psychology
Leiden University.
  • Chief Editor of quarterly magazine "de Sofa".
  • Chairman of the Acquisition committee.
  • Member of Finance committee, Advisory Board, Acquisition committee, Party & Drink committee.


Data collectionEEG (BioSemi); EOG; Eye-tracker (Tobii); Genetics; Behavorial.
SoftwareSPSS; Brain Vision Analyzer; ActiView; Matlab; E-Prime; PsychToolbox; FMRIB; Python; Photoshop; Word; Excel.
StatisticsMultivariate data analysis; Factor analysis; Computational modeling; Missing data analysis; Nonlinear-modeling; Hierarchical clustering & regression.

EDUCATION back to top

2009 - 2012MSc Psychology: Cognitive Neuroscience
Leiden University, Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Graduated Cum Laude January 31, 2012
  • Master Thesis: "Recognition of human action in videos by
    human observers and Nearest Neighbour models: The roles of
    motion and form information". Supervised by Thomas Serre.
2010 - 2011Research Internship: Computational Vision
Brown University, RI (USA); CLPS ; Serre Lab
  • Five month individual research internship project:
    “Human action recognition by human observers and computational models:
    The influence of form and motion information”.
2006 -2009BSc Psychology
Leiden University, Faculty of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Graduated Cum Laude July 21, 2009.
  • Honours Research Bachelor Project: "Creativity, Mood and Genetics"
    under supervision of prof. dr. Bernhard Hommel.
  • Honours Lectures Programme 1st and 2nd year.
2005 - 2006BSc, Applied Physics, uncompleted
Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences
1999 - 2005International Baccalaureate English
International Baccalaureate Organization, Geneva.
  • Graduated August 7, 2005.
  • Six year course, pre-university A2 Higher Level English.
1999 - 2005VWO (Bilingual) Pre-university Secondary Education
Anna van Rijn College, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.
  • Graduated Cum Laude June 16, 2005.
  • Highest level pre-university education,
    course profile "Science and Technology".

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