- reinforcement learning and decision-making
- habitual and goal-directed control of behavior
- compulsivity in e.g. obesity and addiction
- the role of dopamine in compulsive behavior
- the mechanisms of mindfulness
- behavioral paradigms, neuroimaging (fMRI), interventions (pharmacological, behavioral)
Postdoctoral Researcher, IFB AdiposityDiseases, Leipzig University - Medical Center, and guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Junior Research Group 'Decision-making in Obesity' (Dr. Annette Horstmann).
PhD candidate, Donders Institute, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (Prof. Dr. Roshan Cools & Dr. Esther Aarts). Thesis: Breaking Bad Habits - A meditation on the neurocognitive mechanisms of compulsive behavior.
Research Assistant, Donders Institute, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (Prof. Dr. Roshan Cools & Dr. Guillaume Sescousse). Topic: Gambling and dopamine - A pharmacological fMRI study.
Master degree in Cognitive Neuroscience (cum laude), Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Thesis: State-dependent processing of tactile stimuli in rat barrel cortex.
Bachelor degree in Psychobiology (cum laude), University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Thesis: On motor imagery.