Photo by Heleen Klop
Hi, welcome to my website!
From both a personal and professional point of view, I am pursuing the Human Potential. My aim is to enhance and optimize (cognitive) performance in healthy and safe ways. I believe this is important in dealing with the demands of our environment, which contributes to well-being and happiness.
Right now, I am visiting the Emotions and Quantitative Psychophysiology lab at The Ohio State University in the United States. But together with my collaborators and a number of amazing assistants and students, I am also running studies at the University of Amsterdam (Clinical Psychology) and Leiden University (Cognitive Psychology). These studies are aimed at delineating how gut bacteria influence physiological processes, our brains, and subsequent behavior.
The research I am currently conducting is funded by a Talent Grant I received from Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (2017), a public-private Enabling Technologies Hotels grant from ZonMw (2017), an a KNAW van der Gaag Scholarschip (2017).
I love sharing my experience, knowledge, and ideas, and giving people food for thought. I speak Dutch, English, and a little bit of German.