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I obtained my PhD in March, 2014 from the Radboud University Nijmegen, Donders Graduate School for Cognitive Neuroscience, and International Max Planck Research School.

In April 2014 I moved to California to work at UC Berkeley with Bob Knight and Nina Dronkers after obtaining a Rubicon from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). I've been working on brain organisation in relation to language and memory, in particular, how long-term (semantic) memory affects our use of language. For this research, I work mainly with electrophysiology (EEG, MEG, intracranial EEG) and with eye-tracking in addition, in three patient populations: stroke, brain tunour, and epilepsy.

I have a passion for science, and in particular for cognition and the human brain. I've always dreamt of becoming a researcher, already early in childhood. Why I do my work and how I do it are driven by this passion. Maybe I'm still naive because time and external pressure haven't made me think of any other reason for doing research. And let's hope that will never be the case!