About my research

"Knowledge is power" (Francis Bacon) 

Memories shape our lives more than we can ever imagine. They make us who we are. This is why the memory system in our brains is so fascinating to me.

My research is strongly influenced by my honest belief that understanding more about how memories get stored in our brains can help us to better remember information that is important to us. 

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the VU University Amsterdam's department of Educational Neuroscience. My research aims to help students to learn well, people to remember what is valuable to them, and elderly to keep their precious memories for as long as possible!


February 19-20 2018: I visited Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology at Magdeburg University on invitation of Björn Schott and Jasmin Kizilirmak. I presented my newest preliminary findings and discussed potential collaborations.

December 14-16 2017: I presented my new behavioral paper (see below) at NVP Wintercongres 2017. You can find the poster under publications!

December 13th 2017: my application to attend the LA School for Education, Cognitive and Neural Sciences in Chile 2018 was accepted!

November 7th 2017: I was awarded a $1500 dollar Travel Grant to participate in Learning & Memory 2018, thanks to SciTechEdit and UCI CNLM!

October 20th 2017: We finished a new behavioral paper and posted in on PsyArxiv: Integrating educational knowledge: Reactivation of prior knowledge during educational learning enhances memory integration.

August 5-8 2017: I have presented two posters at the International Conference for Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON) in Amsterdam. See publications for a copy.