Hi! Welcome to my website. I'm a neuroscientist studying visual perception in the human brain using a variety of cognitive neuroscience methods, including M/EEG, fMRI, TMS and ECoG. The goal of my research is to find out how the brain perceives and understands real-world scenes.
Currently, I am a post-doctoral associate in the WinawerLab at New York University, where I'm working on a BRAIN Initiative project with Jon Winawer, Natalia Petridou and several others. The overarching goal of this project is to build empirically supported models of visual and somatosensory population responses by linking together neural signals (measured with ECoG, M/EEG) and BOLD responses (measured with fMRI).
Previously, I was a post-doctoral fellow with Chris Baker at the NIMH. My research focused on the representations within, and connections between, scene-selective regions in the ventral and dorsal pathways of visual cortex using multivariate fMRI and consecutive TMS-fMRI, and was partly sponsored by a post-doctoral Rubicon Fellowship from the Netherlands Organisation of Scientific Research.
I obtained my PhD at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, working with Steven Scholte, Sennay Ghebreab and Victor Lamme. My PhD thesis focused on the contribution of scene statistics to rapid scene categorization, combining computational modeling with EEG and fMRI.
*** I will be returning to The Netherlands to start as an assistant-professor at the Intelligent Sensory Information Systems Group at the Institute for Informatics at the University of Amsterdam in 2020. More info on available positions in my lab coming soon! ***