The research in the Cognition and Plasticity laboratory focuses on (the neural basis of) core cognitive functions, such as attention, the plasticity of these functions, and their action-oriented nature. What are the mechanisms that allow us to select, suppress, and become aware of information in the environment? How does prior experience or mental training as cultivated by meditation influence these mechanisms that adaptively control information processing, our awareness and interactions with the world around us? Our methodological repertoire includes EEG, fMRI, tDCS and behavioral testing.
The lab is located at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.