Researcher, Psychologist, Developer and all-round
I'm a cognitive, experimental psychologist, currently working in the field of human perception as a post-doc at the Cognitive Informatics Lab in Kyoto University, Japan. I've always been fascinated by how we perceive, experience, and interact with the world around us. I enjoy using technology and aim for innovative solutions in my work.
Self-improvement is - and always has been - important to
me; I'm motivated to be the best I can be.
I enjoy learning, and I love the thrill of discovery.
I'm always listing to music, and I love traveling,
seeing new places, and trying new foods. I'm an avid
reader and devour practically everything, from old
classics to science fiction.
My favorite writers include Voltaire, Sir Terry
Pratchett, George Orwell, and Robert Jordan. If there's one word to
describe me, it's curious.
Researcher I have a background in pyschology, and I have
always been interestesed in perception. I am
currently working in the field of human visual perception, with
a focus on material perception. In my current project I study humans
ability to perceive motion and shape deformations. My previous work
can be found below. I strive to use innovative methods or ask innovative questions.
My natural curiosity, combined with my analytical mindset keeps
me commited and motivated to make my mark in
field. I like encorperating technology into my research.
Developer I am a self-taught programmer and have written
code for a variety of projects, ranging from VR experiments, fMRI- EEG- and EMG-studies.
My research typically is either conducted in-person with highly controlled Matlab experiments, or
follows the big-data paradigm of collecting of thousands of responses from thousands of
participants through online experiments.
During my PhD I collected data from thousands of citizen scientists over the
internet. I have experience with full-stack developement, i.e., I can create an experiment,
get it online via private servers and collect data
from thousands of participants.
I am fond of Python, but depending on the project I’m comfortable with using Matlab or
Languages I’m a native Dutch speaker and I'm fluent in
English. I'm currently learning and sometimes
understandable in Spanish and Japanese. Furthermore, I usually manage to order the right
food in German and French.