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!


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.

June 16th 2017: I presented my research at the Institut de Neurociències of the University of Barcelona and met with people from the Fuentemilla lab.

March 10th 2017: We won the Memrise Prize, a competition to create the best way to learn words. We were featured in several media, including the Guardian!