visual perceptual learning
In 2004, I enrolled at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at Maastricht University. During the final year of my undergraduate studies I participated in an exchange program and spent a semester at University of Victoria, Canada. I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biological Psychology in 2007 and subsequently followed the Research Master program in Cognitive Neuroscience at Maastricht University. During that time I worked as a student assistant in the research group of Peter De Weerd. In 2008 I obtained the HSP Huygens Scholarship for International Students. In my Master thesis, under supervision of Peter De Weerd, I conducted a study investigating biased competition in humans using fMRI. I obtained the Master of Science, cum laude, in Cognitive Neuroscience in 2009. I then started a PhD program, under the supervision of Peter De Weerd and Mark J. Roberts, at the Department of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. I defended my thesis entitled Psychophysical investigations of perceptual learning and attention: New insights into old principles in 2016. I am currently a post-doctoral fellow at the same institute where I continue my research on perceptual learning and teach at bachelor and master level.