About me

I am a cognitive neuroscientist with a very broad interest in brain-body interactions. In my research I investigate how signals arising from our organs, such as the rhythmic beating of the heart or contractions of the stomach, can influence our brain and behaviour, ranging from motor responses to our subjective experience of emotions. To look into these questions I use methods such as EEG, non-invasive brain stimulation, and physiological recordings. I am currently working as a post-doctoral researcher in the Changing Brain group led by Tiina Parviainen at the university of Jyväskylä.

Next to my research, I am an advocate for increasing equality & diversity in academia, and in particular within cognitive (neuro-) science. In the past years I have worked as the chair of the Equality & Diversity committee of the département d’études cognitives, and am continuing my outreach work wherever possible. Next to these activities I work as a senior lecturer and instructor for the European TMS certification course


I completed a BSc in Biological Psychology at Maastricht University, followed by a Research Master degree in Cognitive Neuroscience. As part of my Master’s degree, I spend 1 year working at the Danish Research Center for Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Copenhagen, working under the supervision of Axel Thielscher. I then moved back to Maastricht for my PhD degree, which I completed at the Cognitive Neuroscience department of Maastricht University. Here I was part of the Brain and Emotion lab of Beatrice de Gelder, and the Brain Stimulation and Cognition group of Alexander Sack. After obtaining my PhD degree in 2018, I moved to Paris where I was a post-doc in the Subjectivity, Brain & Viscera lab of Catherine Tallon-Baudry, located at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris.